Lynn Moncus

Quay County – a good place to start Whereas, some people enjoy dropping names of famous people they have met in foreign climes; many of us prefer to talk about people from our own area who have done well and have become famous in their own areas. Since the publication of our book, I have […]

Diet books may not be way

TV Hagenah My wife took me to one of those mega-bookstores the other day. You know the ones. They have the coffee bar in the back, and I noticed on my way back to the coffee counter that a lot of people are publishing diet books these days. It occurred to me that maybe I […]

Spring rains bring flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon was a most special time in which to drive to Quay Valley to enjoy the wonderful rain and to admire the greening of the pastures. Natives just automatically head into the countryside to do a lot of checking, more especially after such long periods of drought. Of course, Aggie accompanied […]

Daylight-saving time – Conspiracy

TV Hagenah The month of April – Income tax, daylight-savings time, April Fools Day. Coincidence? I think not. Obviously, it is a major conspiracy. “They” are out to get us! (Don’t you just love using “They” to blame everything on? When I was little, I used to blame everything on my big sister. Now, I […]

Visit provides peace, perspective

Lynn Moncus After the reception at Tucumcari Historical Museum in recognition of the publication of our book, I loaded Aggie into the car the next day and headed to the canyons in order to enjoy the memories and to return to reality. As most of you know, I go out home during mental emergencies or […]

A reader meets another reader

TV Hagenah It was a number of years ago. I was living in Trinidad, Colo. and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races there at the track which was so much a part of the area about three decades ago. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy […]

Reception turns into gathering

Lynn Moncus When the Board of Directors of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute decide to hold a reception for one of their members, they surely do a first class job. While celebrating the publication of our book, they also celebrated one of our traditions of gathering for an afternoon of most relaxed visiting. People of all […]

Car food — don’t even ask

TV Hagenah I had someone offer me a cantaloupe the other day and I had to refuse to take it. Now, let me explain that I love cantaloupe, but I had reached my limit of car food. Car food is any food left inside the car long enough to become a high school science experiment. […]

Radio: Theater of the imagination

Lynn Moncus Bill Stratton, a good friend, knows me rather well and frequently provides columns by Delbert Trew for me to read because he knows I will understand both the language and the subjects. In other words, Bill knows my country ways and knows I’ve been around for a year or two. This week, Mr. […]

Computers — not for everyone

TV Hagenah I am not good with computers. For heaven’s sake, the only web I know anything about is Charlotte’s. I admit it. I am not computer literate. I’m still trying to figure out how to work the little paddles in Pong. When it comes to using my fingers on a keyboard, my wife says […]