Aggie’s orders are swell surprise

By Lynn Moncus The stay in Las Cruces a couple of weeks ago was sort of divided into two segments, one being the party with the Dr. Marion P. Hardman family and the other being the time spent with my young friend, Debbie Widger, who tends to see that I have a place to stay [...]

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us [...]

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I [...]

Not cold, rain kept Santa from Light Parade

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By QCS Staff Undaunted by Saturday night’s freezing rain, more than a dozen floats made the traditional ride through town. The cold rain, however, did keep some groups from entering the traditional event making the parade smaller than last year. Parade viewers watched from their vehicles parked along side streets and at intersections, while a [...]

Spankings as discipline never hurt anyone

By Lnn Moncus Many adages of the past came about because they were well thought out and because they were often quite true. For instance, “Spare the rod, and spoil the child” came into being by someone who knew more than a little about rearing children. They knew the need for discipline and knew that [...]

Early birds find deep discounts

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Looking for some good deals for Christmas, shoppers showed up Friday at some retailers before 6 a.m. Sisters Rhonda Cioner and Amy Giordano said they were at Kmart before the doors opened. “I found some DVDs and there were a lot of clothes,” said Giordano, from Rio Rancho, who [...]

The joys of jumping generational boundaries

By Lynn Moncus Seeing ourselves as others see us can be quite an experience and can cause us to pause and reflect just a bit. Recently, for instance, one of my young friends compared me to her grandparents and then tried to talk her way out of that when I blew a gasket. Fortunately, she [...]

Afternoon outing puts her sanke alert

By Lnn Moncus While Aggie and I were taking our walk in the country Sunday, one of us had a major nervous breakdown. Yes, we ran head on into a snake, thus scaring the daylights out of me and making Aggie wonder why her leash had become so short. Fortunately, I saw it before she [...]

Quitting a long time habit is not as bad as everyone thinks

By Lnn Moncus Those of you who have known me for more than a few months are much aware that I have been a serious smoker for more years than some people can count – a fact of which I am not proud, but a fact, nonetheless. Well, in January when I thought I merely [...]

Over-the-hill gang can tell fun tales

Quite often, young people seem to have a hard time believing that any of us in the over-the-hill gang were ever young or ever led very active lives. When questioned, they sometimes admit that their parents don’t talk about their youth and what they did for entertainment, thus leading the youngsters to believe that they [...]