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“Howdy and good morning,” were at the top of the page for the Palmer Lake - Monument News for the Jan. 15, 1965 edition of the paper. It was the second issue. George Kobolt ran a photo of … more
The end of each year causes most of us to reflect on what was and what will be. With that in mind, I will make a few predictions - mostly sports related - for 2015. I realize my predictions may … more
At a hardware store where I once worked, we would inventory every single nut, bolt, screw and pipe fitting during the week between Christmas and New Years. “There is over 40,000 common items of … more
It was a serious pain to switch from standard gauge down to the narrow gauge to get through the mountains. Making transfers to different rolling stock (on both ends of the journey), smaller payloads, … more
There is a long-standing Irish tradition that, just before Christmas, you start cleaning out everything. Give everything a good scrubbing. Clear the clutter. Sweep out the carriage house and the … more
“‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” That previous sentence, of course, is the beginning of the famous poem penned by … more
When she was 11 and caring for four younger brothers and sisters in a rural Mexican town, Rocío Méndez looked into her heart for strength. more
I say Gov. Hickenlooper is wrong to apologize for the Sand Creek Massacre. I do not accept any guilt or responsibility for what happened 150 years ago. The Indians and Federal Troops are all long … more
I’m a stats, numbers, dates and history freak. Sort of like a walking encyclopedia (yes those were once used by a lot of people) on various subjects. Among the topics that interest me is war. My … more
It was about Christmas time, three years ago I think, when he pressed the big round steel coin in my hand at the nursing home as I was leaving. The coin was bigger than a dollar, with a Big Horn … more
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