Holidays, Events & Celebrations

Nosotros Valentines Day, 2019

If you want to know what people are looking for, count the cars in the parking lot. Tonight, the parking lot is full. The dance floor is also full,dancers barely having enough room to stand, The band is hitting their spots, ladies are dressed to kill,  the...

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Out with the Old/In with the New At the " River of Lights "

Part of the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens " River of Lights "  package for $110.00 per couple is cleansing souls. After the train ride, those who participate, write bad memories from the past year on a piece of paper, fold the paper, and toss it into the fire....

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Sax Rats in Old Town Holiday Stroll -2018

Sax Rats is a saxophone quartet - two alto saxes, a tenor sax, and a baritone sax.  It is cold this evening as we load Dan's van, drive down, set up, begin our first set at the Holiday Stroll in Old Town, Albuquerque, with "Jingle Bells." There is, we agree, a...

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Gingerbread Houses At the Owl

On a counter at the Owl Restaurant is a street of freshly created gingerbread houses.. Each house on this street is a prize in a raffle to raise proceeds for a local orphanage. The tickets are a dollar per chance. I am told that you don't eat the houses, that they...

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Turkey Time A Day of Thanks, 2018

Pots and pans are on the stove, the table has been set for three, a Butterball Turkey browns in the oven. It took four hours for this bird to cook and slicing it up on the kitchen counter means dinner is close. We all have things to be thankful for if we look hard...

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The Vault Parker, Colorado

For Weston's birthday, we visit " The Vault. " A local family built this museum and storage/work space for their collection of vintage cars. For ten bucks, adults can spend as much time as they like with automobiles from the early 1900's to now. All vehicles have been...

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W.C. Fields #1 – Video W.C. Fields #1

 Going into the hole you add pipe, coming out of the hole you take away pipe.. It is snowing but the drillers don't stop. When you are drilling a mile down you don't leave the hole open long. The Earth doesn't tolerate straws dipped into its reservoir and can...

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Family Footsteps Near Benkleman, Nebraska, November. 2018

On the derrick, a crew of three push the drill bit deeper towards paydirt. A length of pipe is retrieved from the squirrel cage at the top of the rig, lowered to the captured and clamped pipe at the top of the hole. The new length of pipe is screwed onto the top of...

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he talks. This morning...

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Dave Goodbye's

The last time I talked to Dave was on the phone. When he finally called me back he told me about his hospital stay, about the nurses, the food, the Doctors, the medications, the weather. " It's all that smoke in the air, " he explained as his reason for being in the...

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