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...

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...

Sam Damron Had a Drugstore

One reason I will always remember Sam Damron is because he is the only other person in my life to ever call me “Alice Blue Gown,” inspired by the old song, I guess. The other person was my daddy. And Sam probably doesn’t even remember that, but when we were new to...

Welcome to David Wood Field

For as many years as most people can remember, the Muleshoe Mules have played football at Benny Douglass Stadium. And they still will, but when the Mules step onto the gridiron come August 31st against Dalhart, they will also be playing on David Wood Field. After...

Alice and Elaine Do San Antonio

San Antonio turned 300 this year, so Elaine and I thought we should go celebrate with them. We spent three days at the Hotel Contessa on the River Walk and walked or took an Uber to the points of interest we wanted to see. Oh, yeah, we also took a bus tour of the city...

The Wanderlust Kid

Joe Adams, MHS Class of ‘66, was here the other day to revisit his hometown and plant a seed that he hopes will perhaps inspire  young people to dare to follow their heart’s desire and fulfill their own wanderlust calling them to far-off lands, adventure, and...