Students gain insight from museum tour

Lynn Moncos Some of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute board members had quite an experience Wednesday morning when 175 students from Tucumcari Elementary School toured the museum to see the Smithsonian Exhibit, as well as some of the items belonging to the institute. Just watching those youngsters and their teachers was a major treat for […]

A jaundiced view of politics

TV Hagenah Political season is in high gear again. It is a weird sort of time of year for most of us, I think. For a few brief days every couple of years big time lawyers and businessmen, who are running for office, will sit there and listen to us as if they are really […]

Letter from friend evokes memories of years ‘out home’

Lynn Moncus The article about the Ima-Hassell Quilters evoked a lot of memories among several friends and caused one to write a wonderful letter in which she shared some of her recollections about those years “out home.” Connie Freeman Avery is another person who has known me from the beginning and who has kept in […]

Don’t know much ’bout geography

TV Hagenah I was just reading a study about how young people today have no concept of geography. The study done by the National Geographic and Roper polling group found that 30 percent of young people between the age of 18 and 24 could not find the Pacific Ocean on a map. Another 56 percent […]

‘Age Has Its Privileges’ makes sense

Lynn Moncus Many years ago, one of my mentors gave me some very sound advice about age, long before I even gave much thought to the subject. He told me to remember A.H.I.P. “Age Has Its Privileges,” He explained that we could become eccentric, could behave more strangely with each passing year, and could speak […]

Not a flying kind of guy

TV Hagenah Now that the air show has come and gone, I feel I can now admit it. I don’t like flying. It just doesn’t seem natural to me. I mean airplanes are big pieces of metal that are expected to go up into the air. Metal doesn’t stay in the air. Balloons filled with […]

Old ways still work fine

Lynn Moncus While many people these days communicate via email, this woman from Ima continues to enjoy writing letters and sending them via snail-mail. Obviously, a number of friends still use that venue because I can look forward most days to receiving letters from them and can just sit back to read at leisure and […]

Snoring can be a problem (crime?)

TV Hagenah It was a real sonic boom the other night, honest. It was not me. It really wasn’t. This time I have witnesses. OK, OK, I might snore a little bit, although I’m still hesitant to admit I do. Just to be sure, I stayed up all night the other night to see if […]

Political posturing becomes tiresome

Lynn Moncus From the beginning of the party conventions to Election Day, we are literally battered by politics — to the point that we might begin to feel more than a little brainwashed if not totally brain dead. If our presidential elections weren’t so serious, they would be laughable because both parties are either braying […]

Thoughts on a moving experience

For those of you contemplating moving in the near future, a word of advice. Don’t! Even if your house is burning down around you and your moustache is getting singed as you stand there (women readers may disregard this last image – well, unless it applies, I suppose). Don’t fall into the moving trap. It […]