The Trip to St. Louis, Missouri

Bill and I had not been to Missouri before, so when I saw the Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference was to be held in St. Louis this past June, it seemed like a good way to see that part of the world and make a cactus meeting at the same time. So we went and took...

The Doctor is In

A common refrain starting many a conversation with Dr. Bruce Purdy these days goes something like this: “I hear you may be retiring soon. Anything to that?” The answer is always a no. Since 1977, Bruce Purdy has been treating patients, manning the rotating Muleshoe...

I Wrote a Book!

You’ve read the blog-which you are doing. Now own the book! Yes, I finally took the plunge, selected stories all about Muleshoe and put them in one handy, convenient place, a 209-page compilation filled with over 200 full-color photographs that accompany and...

Mr. McCormick is Moving

I have an old wooden rocking chair, a family heirloom that I used to rock in with my Grandfather Drum. By the time it moved to Muleshoe with us in 1980, the springs had just about given way, the fabric was tattered, and it was time for an overhaul. I gathered it up...