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 […]

Reception to be visiting time

Lynn Moncus By now, most of you have heard that members of Tucumcari Historical research Institute Board of Directors are planning a reception in recognition of the publication of “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” on Saturday afternoon, March 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Although my name appears […]

Monsters might help Tucumcari

TV Hagenah I was talking to the director of the Chamber of Commerce the other day and she voiced her opinion that we had no big attraction to lure visitors to town. She pointed out that Colorado Springs has Pikes Peak, Flagstaff has the Grand Canyon, Inverness, Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster and the […]

Comments from the Canyons – Visiting

Lynn Moncus During the last few weeks, this woman from Ima surely has enjoyed phone calls and visits with friends from Quay County. From the time we moved into town in 1939, I have had eye strain from looking for people from throughout the area and having a chance to do some talking and listening. […]

TV Time: Questions about winter sports

TV Hagenah Most people thse days know what an oxymoron is, but for hose who don’t, it is two words or phrases that seemingly don’t go together. Things like jumbo shrimp, athletic scholarship, government tax cut, things like that. For me, I think the biggest oxymoron of all is “winter sports.” I am not talking […]

Thoughts on sediment

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon, Aggie and I finally managed to get outside the city limits without incident and had a most pleasant drive into Quay Valley in order to admire the landscape and the extraordinary cloud formations. We watched one particular formation that appeared to be on the edge of the plains near the […]