Change and culture shock are keys to great beginnings

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, a friend and I were talking about culture shock, the idea that confusion can result in a sudden change in environment especially if a person hasn’t been prepared for such a change. This young man had just returned from a country in which he witnessed a totally different lifestyle [...]

Easter is a recollection of fond memories

By Lynn Moncus

Celebrate, share memories of the season

By Lynn Moncus While listening to a group of people talk about their favorite Christmases, my mind just naturally wandered into the past and the times we celebrated Christmas in the canyons. It then ambled to those years during which we lived in the courthouse, and finally landed on the adult years. To select one [...]

It was just yesterday for friends, memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist While other people have developed hobbies and have done all sorts of impressive things during their retirement years, I have just ambled around, enjoying each day in my home county. Visiting with old friends and making new ones have made these years most pleasant. Last Sunday afternoon, the phone rang, [...]

Canyon trips always welcome

By Lynn Moncus A couple of weeks ago, Aggie and I stood beside he Plaza Larga to watch that Colorado water rushing by, and my mind did its usual trick of heading to the canyons to see the beginning of that creek. When we are very young we take almost everything for granted and don’t [...]

Easter a perfect time for a canyon trip

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Correspondent Easter afternoon was perfect time for Aggie and me to drive to “the canyons of home” in order to enjoy some much needed solitude and to appreciate the silence of the llano. Besides, Aggie deserved a smooth ride on pavement for a change after having been bounced all over the [...]

Always be thankful for a big brother

By Lyn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who had an older brother were very fortunate, even though they might not have agreed because they have fairly constant shadows during our early years. Clough, my brother, was eight years older than I, but he was the only one who knew the difference when we lived [...]

A visit to Grandmother’s house

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days that were just so special they were almost unreal and have commented about our great good fortune to be able to experience such days right here in Quay County. One more special day occurred last Sunday when Aggie and I headed for the canyons [...]

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 [...]

A new perspective on the canyons

Aggie Moncus Although I read last week that some people don’t like to read my column, I told the slave that I might continue to write for my fan club because they like dogs and understand our language. She wouldn’t listen at first until I explained that some people don’t like her column either and [...]