Added by Adelita on June 2, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments
I'm taking on the Morning Fix this week!
Thoughts of my father always loom heavily this time of year for me. May 4th would have been his 79th birthday. As I was driving down Fourth Street last week, I remembered the barber shop my father used to go to get his hair cut. You see, my dad had the most glorious head of hair! He had a hairline particular to his family and a head full of thick black curly hair. As he got older, the gray, and then the shock of white, were no less glorious. In my… Continue
Every time I do one of these "Where in Burque" posts, I swear it will be the last one. Then I notice something cool, pull out the camera and have to do a whole new one. I didn't really have a theme for this one, hence the randomness of the photos. I have to give credit to my eagle-eyed daughter who has a knack for noticing such cool things in our fair city.
My mother put a new door in her den and said that I could have the old one to use when I remodel my house. I love this door. The door itself is plain, but solid, and has the most outrageous hammered iron embellishments. I can't wait to use it in my house.
I met the coolest man in my neighborhood. Thanks to my neighbor Candice, I was introduced to Reuben Aragon. Reuben has been a resident of Los Griegos for almost 60 years. He lives in the same house that his parents bought in 1951. I’ve often wondered about this hidden house on Griegos. Now I… Continue
My neighbor Candice lives in the old San Isidro Church that is not far from my house. Since I was a little girl, I'd been curious that someone actually lived in an old church. Candice and I met in an odd way – she was searching for images of the church on the internet and found the two stories I had written about Los… Continue
Is there anyone out there that still believes art should not be part of basic school curriculum? I certainly hope not! Art – and music – can easily be part of any literature, math or science lesson. One of the finest examples of art intersecting with science is a program called Protect our Wildlife Corridors – Community Mosaic Mural. Fellow DCF member cc, also known as Cirrelda Snyder Bryan, is… Continue
While rushing around Christmas shopping, doing errands and meeting up with old friends, my daughter and I had to take pictures of some cool things we saw along the way. For those of you newbies not familiar with these posts, start here.
I haven’t exactly had the holiday spirit in me lately. Usually by this time I have my tree up and decorated, all the presents purchased and wrapped and all my baking complete. Things are a little crazy for me right now, but I think there’s still time to get in the spirit. Boy, the snow really helps!
Back in 1973 when I was 11 years old, I fell in love. It’s a love that has never waned. I was sitting in a movie theater here in Burque watching American Graffiti when love found me. No, it wasn’t a schoolgirl crush on… Continue
What an unbelievably historic election!!! Throughout the night I thought about my personal political journey, my belief system and values. You could say that my beliefs were literally formed around the kitchen table. I thought about what Barelas Babe posted a few weeks ago.
A dear, sweet co-worker is moving back to his hometown of Houston. Since he and his wife have two gorgeous new babies, they decided they needed to be closer to family. While getting his Los Duranes home packed up and ready to rent, Jason found a matchbook under his house. It is old and weathered and for some reason he hung… Continue
It's frustrating to get lost in the city where you grew up. I had to go to a co-worker's house in an area of town that I'm not that familiar with. Even though he gave me great directions, I turned down the wrong street. I found myself in an area where all the houses looked the same and all the streets had similar names. None of the houses were made of adobe, like so many in my North Valley neighborhood. None of them had dead trucks in their yards.… Continue
My sister is one of the coolest people I know. She’s an incredible school teacher, funny as hell and is always “in the mix.” She always knows where cool things are happening. She lives outside of Burque, so it’s really no surprise that she found a living treasure in my neighborhood of Los Griegos.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Fair since I was a kid. Here’s the breakdown:
My daughter made me cry the other day, and not because she was being unkind or for being an insensitive teenager. As we were snapping pictures for this series, she exclaimed, “This has been the best summer ever!” I asked her why and she said that she loved going to work with me as a junior docent at the museum. She also said it was a great summer because she had so much fun discovering… Continue