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Where I Live:
Northeast Heights, Albuquerque
About Me:
I'm a writer, an electronics nut, and a music lover (I'm talking REAL music --- not some of the stuff on radio these days!) I recently finished writing a mystery novel loosely based on the real-life mystery of who killed Cricket Coogler in 1949 in the Las Cruces area. I belong to SouthWest Writers and Sisters In Crime. I have a wonderful family which includes a very supportive husband, and a beautiful, talented daughter. I'm a photography buff and drive everyone crazy snapping their pictures (most especially, my poor cat!) Oh, yes. I'm also an active amateur radio operator and belong to several amateur radio groups in town.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
It's the best all-around climate I've seen. I love the mountains and the blue, blue sky. I like being able to see for miles in all directions. I like the "energy" that's present here.
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What I'm Reading:
Currently I'm rereading all the Tony Hillerman Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee series, as well as the collection by Michael McGarrity.

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A lovely hawk appeared in our backyard on December 31 and this is one of several photos I captured.

This is my sweet Sabrina.

Patricia's Blog

Published At Last!

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:50am 0 Comments

Well, friends, it finally happened! I am a published author and it only took thirteen years. Well, actually more than that if you count all the times I started and quit. Hey, thirteen years is depressing enough! We just don't need to go there.

My first mystery, The Easter Egg Murder, is now available at Amazon and very soon at Treasure House Books & Gifts in Old Town Albuquerque. Treasure House, in case you didn't know, is a gem of a little store facing the south side of…


Albuquerque - The Good Old Days - Chapter Two

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 3:45pm 1 Comment

By the time 1953 rolled around, lots of things had changed. For one thing, we weren't "out in the sticks" anymore (at least we had paved streets and a corner grocery store at San Mateo and Haines.) Another thing had happened. Albuquerque made drastic changes in the way the city streets were laid out.

Okay, I don't mean they dug them all up and put them someplace else. What they did was adopt a grid system whereby the city would be split into four quarters. Previously, anything north of… Continue

Albuquerque - The Good Old Days

Posted on December 30, 2007 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

I'm sure the very young grow weary of hearing about the "good old days" in whatever context it's offered. Well, I'm sorry, but I'm going to do it anyway. Sometimes folks need to know what came before and what things were like before they arrived on the scene.

My family moved here in 1951, just a couple of months before I was to begin the seventh grade. We arrived on June 25 in the middle of a heat wave. The daytime temperatures rose to 105 degrees every day for two weeks. We thought… Continue

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At 1:05pm on February 21, 2013, Adelita said…

Patricia, would you please put your post Published At Last in the Announcement section of the Forum?  Thanks!  Adelita - moderator. 

At 10:05pm on April 21, 2009, CARMEN BENNETT said…
Thank You for your post! I love your profile, you sound like a very interesting person! I checked out the link you gave me, and encourage you to post it in the group. I think others would also enjoy it. An amateur radio buff ? Cool ! I grew up with CB radios and have lots of stories to tell about that. I'm a big cat lover although someone in particular won't let me have them. Bummer ! So we have 2 cockatiels who think they are permanently attached to us. They think that they have to be with Mommy and Daddy everywhere we go, and if they don't get their way they literally scream at us..... especially Daddy's little boy Clyde! Poor daddy can't even go to the bathroom without Clyde either screaming for daddy, or getting down on the floor and finding him. FOR REAL ! I love your pictures too ! You are a good photographer !
At 3:00pm on January 15, 2008, Carol said…
Thank you, glad to be here!
At 2:22pm on January 15, 2008, Paula said…
Well well... you are just full of changes!!! Now you have modifed your name (by adding your call sign). Nice touch!
At 12:59pm on January 15, 2008, Charlene Dietz said…
Great photo of you two. Anniversary?
At 2:06pm on January 14, 2008, Paula said…
I'm liking this latest icon of yours!
At 11:18am on January 11, 2008, Paula said…
Hey You!! Ya changed your icon photo again... aren't you just somethin'!! haha
At 8:03pm on January 10, 2008, Charlene Dietz said…
Hi Patricia,
Thanks for getting me diverted from the task at hand with all of this! "Save" works wonders, doesn't it? Love your memory--Albuquerque--The Good Old Days. I'm surprised at how much I'd forgotten. Bet there's so much more--
At 8:23pm on December 31, 2007, Greg Keney said…

Good to hear from you. Looks like Paula got you on here. Its an interesting site, and I'm enjoying it. Read Chapter 1 and am waiting for chapter 2. I ofter wonder what Albuquerque was like back in the early 50s. I know I would have fit in like no tomorrow !! Hope 08 is good to you. Chow ...greg
At 1:53pm on December 31, 2007, Paula said…
Hey Chicka!! I just saw that Mark Goodrum (another ham) joined!!! Go leave that boy a comment! haha

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