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Legacy worthy of wall

It was in a closet, seconds after the plea to “take this stuff off my hands,” was issued. The piercing eyes met mine and I said Geronimo’s going home with me. I’m not too sure my friend was...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 8, 2018

Hole story took me back to childhood

After reading the story I just began referring to him as Prairie Dog Man. I’m talking about the guy living in the hole he dug on a vacant lot in Clovis. This guy was living out my dream, if not my...

 

Going to show with friends was fun

The Ambassadors in Portales have been onto a good thing for several years now — movie nights for kids. Not long after the audio/visual equipment was installed in the historic Yam Theatre the group...

 

History an important part of life

One of the most important things I’ve ever received was a set of cassette tapes of my paternal grandmother talking about her family history. I sure wish I had my other three grandparents on tape as...

 

Tooth fairy payout lost 11 percent

I’m not sure if it’s inattention, bad hearing or fake news, but what my wife and I thought we heard on a popular morning show turns out to be wrong. We heard the average price that the tooth...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 4, 2018

Today's kids have no real world lives

I’m getting weary of all the chatter over school shootings. You probably are as well, but indulge me. First of all, know that I am greatly saddened by the loss of life and I appreciate the fear and...

 

Different roads offer adventure

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference — Robert Frost I like the work of Robert Frost. I can’t say that I’ve studied it...

 

Enchiladas the best in these parts

I’m pretty sure the first time I ever ate out anywhere that wasn’t a drive-in or a truck stop it was enchiladas at El Monterrey in Clovis. We didn’t have too many fancy restaurants in Portales...

 

Flu mask provides added perk

When I turned toward the noise it was a big guy in a mask and he didn’t look happy. Fortunately he didn’t have a knife or gun on him so I queried him as to his identity. When I asked he quickly...

 

Boycott the Bowl? Likely not

Will NFL viewership continue its decline during today’s Super Bowl or will we break the downward spiral by all tuning in to yell against Tom Brady? I get it; your main reason for watching the Super...

 

Old hat may be done for

About 25 years ago I was browsing the aisles of a Montrose, Colorado, store that sold sporting goods and western wear when I found myself in the hat aisles. I decided right then a felt hat might be...

 

Winter's been shockingly dry this year

It's been a really dry winter. How dry has it been, you ask? I don't want to alarm anyone, but they’re having trouble keeping the pond at Oasis State Park. The coyotes and lizards are drinking the...

 

Gone is era of landline phones

An era came to an end in the Terry household last week. Actually it died a good while ago we; just hadn’t buried it. That’s right, we pulled the plug on our landline phone last week. I know we...

 

Contemplating life without a real oven

Is there a new countertop appliance in your kitchen after Christmas? Chances are there are a lot of you trying to figure out what’s going to give way on your counter to make room for that new...

 

Blessings, Christmas peace to you all

Earlier this month I found myself in a spirited debate with my preacher about what time of year it was when the birth of Jesus actually occurred. I opted for the late winter early springtime version...

 

Rudolph changed Christmas forever

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous novelty Christmas song of all? I love novelty Christmas songs from Elmo and...

 

Mom always had a remedy for what ailed you

I’ve got to admit I’ve never been too regular about getting my flu shot every year. I’m not too sure why I picked a year to get it when some say the vaccine is only 10 percent effective. I’m...

 

Christmas, cool; decorating, not so much

Christmas would be really cool, except for all the decorations that come along with the season. There’s the tree, the nativity scenes the Christmas knick-knacks, stockings, wreaths, the office...

 

Thankful for blessings great and small

On a long weekend set aside to give thanks, it’s definitely a good time to take stock of my blessings. I’m thankful always for my loving wife of 35 years. She loves me in spite of all my faults, p...

 

Prairie dugouts weren't pretty, but got job done

Frontier prairie architecture wasn’t too elegant but it was extremely functional. As I ushered a group of mostly neophyte plainsmen into a replica half-dugout dwelling this week, it was easy for...

 

Interesting stories lie behind odd place names

As I drove east past the road sign that read Roundup, Texas, my mind wondered about the name, wandering off into thoughts that it might have something to do with the chemical Roundup. No, it probably...

 

Thanks, veterans, for your service

This coming Friday we “observe” Veterans Day in America. I say observe, because the actual Veterans Day is always Nov. 11. We just need a federal holiday in which the many can forget the few who s...

 

Hobbit feet on beauty queen not pretty

It’s a good thing my wife is a complete beauty queen from the ankles up. If the rest of her was as ugly as her feet I don’t know that our love would have endured. Her feet were not too amazing...

 

Sights, sounds of fall a great show

If you’re not careful, you can miss the sound of fall. I heard it early one morning about a week ago. Carried through the frosty air was the faint yet unmistakable sound of sandhill cranes. I’ve...

 

Reunion fun enough to plan another

It seems 40 years can pass in the blink of an eye or a lifetime or two can occur in the same time. So it seems after reflecting on my recent class reunion. The biggest difference this reunion over pre...

 

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