Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

With age, seasons have different meaning

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As the seasons change, we hear many comments about which is the favorite season and which is not. For some reason, most people with whom I spend a little time seem to prefer fall and go to great lengths to describe it. They usually begin by coming to the coffee […]

Riding the ups and downs of life’s roller coaster

by Leonard Lauriault On separate occasions recently, I was talking with some friends who, independently of each other, made a comment about roller coasters and life (thanks, Judy and Mark). Those comments brought to mind the thoughts expressed in this article (where else would one’s thoughts come to but to their mind?). I’ve been to […]

Amistad celebrates 100th anniversary

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Last Saturday, hundreds of people flocked to Amistad to honor the 100th birthday of that village and to spend much quality time just visiting. When the people of that area decide to put on a celebration, they just naturally know what to do and how to do it. […]

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. […]

Calling Quay County home

By Lynn Moncus Although each day is special in our county, some are just naturally more outstanding because of friends we have made along the way. When the telephone rang Wednesday morning, one of those outstanding days was under way. Bobbie Nelson Lutz was calling from Oklahoma City to do some visiting and much reminiscing. […]