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...

Quail Come to the Garden

Two years ago when friend Elaine and I visited Wimberley, Texas, we both went home with rusty metal quails to use as garden decorations. I don’t know where Elaine put hers, but mine went on the shelf outside waiting for me to decide what to do with them. And there...

The Muleshoe Ladies Golf Association

Way back in 1954 when the Muleshoe Golf Course was coming to be, women weren’t exactly welcomed at golf courses and country clubs anywhere (Think Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia, then, and even as recently as 2012, right?), and while women weren’t turned away from...