Glenn Miller’s Orchestra Still Swings

Bill and I enjoyed a night of big band swing dance music at the Buddy Holly Hall last night. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra was in fine form. This was Bill's first visit to Buddy Holly Hall, so we arrived early, picked up my Will Call tickets, and checked the...

The Mayor of Needmore

Willie Lewis Shafer came to Bailey County in 1930, settled near what we now know as Needmore, and started farming with six teams of mules. He met Zeffa V. Stevenson on a blind date, and they were married in 1932. In 1937 Willie Lewis became manager of Needmore Co-Op...

A Few Black Family Stories

Okay, so Nelda said the Redwines, the Blacks, and Johnson grass were going to take over Bailey County. (“If you live in Muleshoe, you might know a Redwine,” December 23, 2023). You now know about those Redwines, but what about that Black family? Well, turns out there...

Scamp’s Dog House

When Carolyn Johnson and Royce Turner talked about getting married, Carolyn had had her dog Scamp since 2013. Royce had never had an indoor dog and dealt with cat and dog allergies. He liked Scamp, but just couldn't deal with having him in the house all the time....

If You Live in Muleshoe, You Might Know a Redwine

Heck, if you live in Muleshoe, you might be a Redwine! Whether by blood or marriage, they're everywhere! I know a couple of Redwines and found out I knew even more people that I didn't realize were Redwines when I started this story about the family. The Redwines in...

Cookie and the Christmas Decorations

Cookie came to live with us last year ("Cookie, Our Second Three-legged Dog," January 16, 2023. She was here, then, for last year's Christmas. The tree was a small one that went up on our early marriage antique round pedestal table; the presents were collected on two...

What Fun When the Ariocarpus Bloom!

I know I have shown you my ariocarpus before, but I have had several blooming, and they are just too pretty not to share. So, let's look at them again. All ariocarpus are native to Mexico and one, the Ariocarpus fissuratus, is also found predominantly in Texas, in a...

Oh, My! The Fun We had with Mr. Jenkins

What do parking spaces and school principals have in common? All the good ones are already taken. And Muleshoe High School took one of the best high school principals in the business, David Jenkins. In 2007 he retired from his principal's position, which also provided...

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