School’s not really so awful

TV Hagenah The other day I came out of the Quay County Sun office and found a youth of about 10 years old sitting on the curb clearly dejected about something. I sat down next to him as the cars whizzed by and asked, “What seems to be the problem? Wife kick you out of […]

Reunion time rekindles memories

Lynn Moncus, Comments from the Canyons Last week, we wandered a few miles down Memory Lane in order to give us a little practice for Rattler Reunion and to help us recall some of our favorite events and pastimes. Since then, several people have commented on some of their special memories and suggested that we […]

Letter to editor

Letter to the Editor 8-2-04 In last Saturday’s edition of the Quay County Sun City Commissioner Maestas states and I quote from the article, “City Commissioner Chris Maestas said he and fellow Commissioner Antonio Apodaca voted against the utility rate hikes but were outvoted 3-2 by Commissioners Betty Ditto and Jim Witcher and Mayor Mary […]

Dining delights of TV’s dinners

TV Hagenah My wife and I eat out a great deal, so we enjoy the wide variety of restaurants in Tucumcari. My wife contends that we would not eat out so much if I wouldn’t try to cook as often as I do. That being said, I think the attempt at a thing is the […]

A question of non-gayness

TV Hagenah My wife has decided I’m definitely not gay. This insight did not come from the risque magazines that she found around the house when we were first married (I tried to tell her they were left by a previous tenant in the apartment, but she didn’t buy that), it wasn’t because of the […]

Number of years changes but not zest

Lynn Moncus By the time you are reading this, I will have done the unthinkable and changed from 69 to 70! Land sakes alive! Who would have ever thought I’d have lived this long? Who would have ever thought I’d mention being “older than dirt”? Talk about lost youth! Talk about old age! During those […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

Taking steps back with homemade stilts

Lynn Moncus If you watched the parade on Route 66 last Saturday, you saw a couple of very tall people striding along on their stilts as if they were accustomed to walking at that height and speed on all occasions. Just watching them walk so easily certainly brought back memories of earlier times when many […]

A maven of motorcycle maddness

TV Hagenah What with the Mother Road Rally and all, I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a motorcycle of my very own. I was thinking about the whole idea of the wind whipping through my hair, the power of the mighty machine throbbing beneath me and … well, the good gas mileage. Surprisingly, […]

Editor a pain, but has a sense of humor

Lynn Moncus This woman from Ima has remained quiet in re Editor Hagenah for as long as possible and now really must see if he has the sense of humor he says he has. Of course, this could be the last column if he’s a little edgy as he prepares it for his paper. At […]