A Graduation to Remember

After too many postponements and recanted bureaucratic decisions to count, grandson Korben Kron, a 2020 senior at Texico (New Mexico) High School, participated in a COVID-19 style outdoor graduation ceremony Sunday, May 17th, in Clovis, New Mexico, in the Faith...

The Catmint Caper

Last September when I was visiting Woody and Kathy Minnich in Edgewood, New Mexico, their neighbor across the way shared a start of catmint with me. Blue mounds of the flowering plant were dotted here and there in the neighbor’s cactus garden and really added a nice...

It’s Miller Time! Miller Bug Time, That Is

Once again we are being invaded by those pesky brown moths known collectively as miller bugs; Euxoa auxiliaris, miller moths, if you want to be entomologically and linguistically correct. And that still might not be exactly right because brown moths come in a variety...

Symbolism in the Cemetery

While I was researching last week’s story about the Bailey County Cemetery and reading through some of their Association’s newsletters, a page about symbols and coins on headstones caught my eye. Newsletter editor Judy Coffman graciously agreed that this was...

The Bailey County Cemetery and Its Association

An historical marker stands at the entrance to the Bailey County Cemetery stating that Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land to become a cemetery for the young town of Muleshoe located in Bailey County, Texas. This was during the time of the Spanish...