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 […]

Reflections on military service

TV Hagenah There has been a lot of discussion lately about our President and his military or lack of military experiences during the Viet Nam War. In fact, it has risen to levels of scandal. And let me be the first to say, I am very happy about it. The last Presidential scandal we had, […]

Cars are not always our friends

Lynn Moncus We seem to visit fairly frequently about the attacks of various kinds of gadgets and contraptions. Among the most frustrating attacks are made by our motor vehicles, which tend to blind side us at every turn. I keep threatening to trade my car off for a burro because I could communicate with that […]

Valentine’s Day, rough duty for guys

TV Hagenah Valentine’s Day has finally arrived. I know in my heart of hearts that every year at this time most women remember a special romantic time with flowers, candy, soft music and the one person they love. But with men, I truly believe it is different. Valentine’s Day is generally not a pleasant time […]

Thoughts on store keepers and learning

Lynn Moncus Since the arrival of the book about Quay County’s first hundred years, several people have expressed concern about the temporary office I have set up in the new metal barn on the museum grounds. They just don’t realize what a great place that is in which to spend a couple of hours in […]