Blast to the Past

Hopscotch Playing in the driveway

Hopscotch Playing in the driveway

      Hopscotch has been around a few hundred years, and hopscotch on driveways used to be a girls game in our neighborhood when we were growing up. The game takes balance, co-ordination, and planning,...

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Camel Time Cerrillos, New Mexico

Camel Time Cerrillos, New Mexico

      At the Casa Grande trading post and museum in Cerrillos, New Mexico, there is also a small petting zoo for the kids. There were, this morning, some fowl and goats in the locked pens, and, oddly,...

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Watching the Fire During a power outage

Watching the Fire During a power outage

        Back in ancient days, cave men only had fires to keep them warm, and the skins of animals fashioned into clothes. We doubt  all the women looked like Raquel Welch, but then the men...

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Juggling At Meow Wolf Santa Fe, New Mexico

Juggling At Meow Wolf Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Inside Meow Wolf, there is a house, a mysterious house whose owners are no where to be found. They have their left artifacts; an old desk, an old saggy comfortable couch, a bathroom with toothbrushes still in the cup, closets with clothes hanging, a...

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Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

    At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent tells the small group about the permanent closing of Pyle's childhood home, in his birthplace,in Indiana.  Ernie Pyle was a...

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Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

    Creede's reason for existence started and ended with silver. Rich mines were tunneled into the Earth and precious minerals were extracted.  At one time Creede had 10,000 inhabitants. The population now is 290, the mines have played out, and the...

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Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

    On a Saturday morning, Westcliff is closed for business. The Sugar and Spice Bakery is one of the few places open in town this early and seven patrons are already lined up ahead of me getting something to eat. The two young women running the shop wear...

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Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

    We pass people every day. An old man with a cane shuffles past us in the grocery, squinting to read the fine print on a box label.Two little children pull on their mom's dress at the bank as she makes a deposit and reaches them a sucker out of a little...

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