Monday, January 23, 2017

Believe Me!




Brighter Days

There will be brighter days ahead - but it may take 4 years!

The sky over the Sandia Mountains this morning.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Balloon in the back yard

Here's a view out our front door in the northeast heights of Albuquerque Sunday morning.  The dog wasn't impressed!  He/they/it was settling down for a landing a couple blocks away.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmastime

Here's a photo I might have posted earlier, but then again, maybe not.  It was taken about 1958.  My little brother and my little sister admiring our tree in the living room window at our house on Valverde Street in Taos.  (I checked, the house now has a street #707. When I grew up it was the house "at the bottom of the hill.")

The "secretary desk" against the wall, and the cabinet for the radio against the other wall still exist.

Wow.

Those were memorable times.  My brother didn't live long enough to see all of the Christmas events that he should have.  My sister, Bunny, remains the mainstay of her part of the family - now headquartered in Guernsey, Wyoming.


Friday, December 16, 2016

'tis the time again

It's been a while...lots of things going on.  Time for a little timeout from all the hustle and bustle. Enjoy the holidays!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

American Hope

Earlier this year I had occasion to visit Morgantown, West Virginia.


It’s spread across many hills and valleys.

The community is dominated by West Virginia University.  The Mountaineers.



The medical school thanks United States Senator Robert Byrd for helping make it possible.  Perhaps they could find a few bucks to make a new sign.


There are a couple statues of note in these parts.   One in front of their basketball arena honoring Jerry West (who is now doing TV commercials).



In downtown Morgantown, another statue was recently placed.  Holding on to his deputy’s hat is Don Knotts. 



You might remember him better from this picture.


This is coal country.



In one town the old red brick school house has seen better days.



Just down the road, a new one is being finished.



Across the street, a scene that could come from thousands and thousands of places in this country.

These homes are very near a “model city” that Eleanor Roosevelt championed so many years ago.  You can read more about Arthurdale here.

The folks in these parts have a way of life similar to ours.  They have homes, cars, friends and neighbors.  There are abandoned buildings in the area that were once businesses.  But they have differences, too.  Winters are colder, summers are hot & sticky. 

But, when it's all over, they want the same thing we do.

To be safe and secure.


Let us hope!  

Friday, November 11, 2016