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I .. I HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 7 d Just A Thought A Picture From The Past uggli Why Str ng to answer the" ?" question . . Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOlLordsburg Photo courtesy MEL PHILLIPS/Lordsburg By RICK KRAFT later and we are still asking the experienced, "Why?" As a pastor Nine years ago tomorrow the "Why?" question, of a large church he has many who events of 9/11 changed our world There are people out there come to him searching for the " forever, who are bad people. People answer to the same "Why?" ques- I don't purport to know why among us who believe in causes tion. 9/ll happened. I struggle enough that are designed to prevent sta- Pastor Bell asks, "How do with natural disasters, bility and to instill fear you feel about your los?" He , let alone manmade trag- and insecurity. People then shares it is okay to feel numb. edies. It is one thing to who remind us that It is okay to feel shock, denial, have a strong hurricane there are many things anger. It is okay to cry. It is okay change countless lives we can't control. People to feel nothing at all. It is okay to I along our Gulf coast, it who don't care much have no answers, no explana-' is another thing to have what they destroy or tions, even no words. thousands of innocent who they kill, the big- Whether it is the loss of a lives lost as the result ger and the more the loved one or the events of 9/11, of a destructive scheme better. People whose whatever emotions you have felt designed to create cause is more important is okay. We need to accept the fact havoc RickKraft to them than their lives, that we are not in control. That We, as mankind, The events of nine things happen. There is a percent- seek to control our surroundings, years ago were a wake-up call. age of things in each of our ' We seek to control our world. In We desire to leave a better worlds that we can't control. America, through controlling our world to our children and grand- Don't lose sleep over things out- world we seek to bring peace and children who follow us. We get side of your control. The Lone Star Camp, west Motel Drive (The Broadway of America Highway), stability. We build strong houses one chance on this planet, maybe God gave us emotions. The Lordsburg, circa 1935. to protect us from storms. We 80 years or so if we are blessed, Bible tells us that Jesus cried in a power them with electricity so we and then we move on. Will the time of loss. The camp, originally known as the C & B Auto Camp, was built in 1927 by owners Melvin and can light our world at night and world we leave be better than the The shortest verse in the en- Margarite Codding, grandparents of Lordsburg Citizen, Melvin Phillips. heat and cool them with the move world we were bum into? How do tire Bible is "Jesus wept." It is of a lever. We plumb in water for we reconcile improving this found in the book of John at chap- ] our convenience, buy refrigera- world with the reality of 9/11? ter 11, verse 35. The verse comes / tors to keep things cold, ovens to We first need to accept the after Jesus had received word make things hot, machines that fact that tragedies happen. There from some of his friends, Mary wash to clean our dishes and our are things beyond our control in and her sister Martha, that their clothes, we buy television sys- this world that leave us with the brother Lazarus was sick. They tems with timers so we can watch "Why?" question. Loved ones were asking Jesus to ;ome heal things when we want to. You get who die before their time, huh'i- Lazarus while there was still time. the idea. canes that destroy communities, Jesus didn't respond right We buy security systems to bombs that explode in busy mar- away and Lazarus died. By the protect our homes from the out- ketplaces in lands across the time Jesus.arrived Lazarus had side world. Through stab'ility our ocean. We don't have to like been dead four days. When he did world is in order. We can sleep at these events, but we do need to arrive, both Mary and Martha said night, accept them. to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been Then something like 9/11 My family watched a short here, 'my brother would not have happens and it rocks our world, video created by pastor Rob Bell died." When Jesus saw them weep- We remember where we were and of Mars Hill Church in Grand ing along with the Jews who had what we were doing when we Rapids, Michigan called "Mat- come along to comfort them, he learned of the crisis. We watched thew." Pastor Bell tells about a was deeply moved in spirit and in horror as events unfolded. We young man he helped raise who was troubled. Jesus was over- shed tears. We learned that trag- was suddenly killed at age 24 in come with emotion himself and edy can strike at any time. We fear a car accident. He asked the same he cried also. If Jesus had to let it instability, question we ask about 9/11 and out. maybe we need to also. We wake up today nine years about other tragedies we have What is significant about 9/ The newly constructed C & B Auto Camp, 1927 (later known as the Lone Star Camp). ll in our daily lives is not that it Bearing years of neglect, Motel Drive, green colored Given the temporary nature happened. The events of 9/11 are the C&B Auto Camp (later structure in semi-ruins) remains of auto camps, it's surprising now historical and unchange- known as the Lone Star Camp) to mutely tell the story of the C&B lasted this long. able. What is significant is how in Lordsburg was demolished Lordsburg's once-prominent Source: Drive the Old Spanish we respond, about six years ago, completing position as a must-stop along the Trail website We can choose to become the demise of Lordsburg's once Old Spanish Trail. bitter. We can live each day with proud collection of motor courts By LORENZO ALBA, JR. anger. We can lay in bed each and touristhotels. Foster adoptive parents It has been a very busy time for the staff at Sunshine Haven night petrified with fear. We play Constructed in 1927 by Nursing Home. We are excited as we had a Quality Improvement the "if only" game. We can live Melvin and Margarite Codding, Review givenbyourcorporatestaffandwedidverywell, day todayaskingthe"Why?" the popularautocampprovided needed in New Mexico Congratulations to our staff and" management for all their hard question, temporary shelter for tourists work and dedication. There always room for improvement and we My €lge to you today crossing the dcr, ert:tret_eh of the will continue to work toward having the best quality care for our is to recognize there are things in Old Spanish Trail and the Sut)mittd by CYFD .... b0Uad and " .......... requires assistance residents, this world you cannot, control. Broadway of America high- • 'Bee0tning a foster or adop- with mostdaily functioning ac- We are happy to announce the arrival of a new resident and are Things that make no sense, ways. rive parent can make a huge dif- tivities. Fabby is working on looking to bring a few more in the coming weeks. We are working Things that cause you to ask the Its single room adobe cab- ference in the life of a child, brushing her hair and using uten- "Why?" question. Life isn't fair. ins originally circled around a Join us for an information sils. She loves music, being with andeXtraEasternhard tOArizonamarket OUras well.facility in the southwest part of New Mexico don'tPray losethr°ughhourstheSeof yourthings'life wor-bUt small single-pump gas station meeting to be held this month others, and coloring.she onlyTh°Ughuses The finishing touches are being completed in our 100 Wing as rying about the "Why?" ques- detailed with Pueblo Revival of February we speak and'we are elated about having it open soon. There will be tion. We know that God is in con- accents. Like all true auto in your area. shed feWisWOrds more news on that very soon. trol and He knows the answers to camps, toilets and showers were Please call very We have also welcomed several new RNs to the staff as well as a the "Why?" question. That is not provided in the cabins but Runny Diaz, much aware of few CNAs and are very happy to have them here with us. good enough for me. located in a central washhouse, eYED Fos- the world We'd also like to congratulate the Mavericks football and vol- It is alright to feel angry, hurt. The small, auto camp weath- ter & Adop- andar°undneedshera leyball teams on opening their seasons and wish them well through- numb, or to feel nothing at all. It ered the changes of the 1930s rive Parent family will- out the fall. s alright to mourn or to cry. But and '40s, upgrading to the Lone Recruiter at ing to en- Speaking of fall, it has begun to cool off at night and we welcome when it is all said and done, you Star Camp. Though abandoned, (575) 434- courage and the cooler weather at Sunshine Haven. are still left with today and to- the cabins remained sturdy, and 5950 ext. support her to Well folks that is all for now, let me leave you with this: morrow.You are left withthe hope the varied pinks, yellows, and 121 for Fabiola experience "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can of the future, greens of each unit, gave the more infor- her surround- start today and make a newending." - Maria Robinson Don't become bitter. Don't roadside ruin a bit of charm, marion or visit us on the web at ings and understands both En- let a response from events that Its destruction joins a long Se Habla glish and Spanish. All families . occurred in the past rob you of list of famous hostelries in • Espanol Ad pt wi,, be considered but families today or tomorrow. You are alive Lordsburg that surrendered to Foster or o a who are familiar with medically • today because there is more for the beat of ':'progress." These fragile children are preferred. you to accomplish in your life. include the impressive Trust & New Mexico Youth Fabby is in need of permanency and the opportunity to be a part $12 Justa thought... Trust designed Hotel Hidalgo, Fabiola of family who is committed to Rick Kraft is a motivational the eye-catching Hidalgo Court, Age 15 ensuring her needs will be met. speaker, a published author, and the Lordsburg Tourist Camp, Grade: NIA For more information about an attorney. To submit comments, the Circle J Camp, the Biltmore Introducing Fabiola! This is adopting or fostering through the contributions, or ideas, e-mail to Camp, and the wonderfully a special young lady that can New Mexico Children, Youth and 4Fhat &umellarviee Calller&t, rkraft@kraftandhunter, com named One Hundred Eighty. warm anyone's heart. 'Fabby"is Families Department, please visit 'vbe tthe --id.lgo Coul/btL,,] -Jferld Auto Camp. in need of a forever family who is or call 1-800- 212 E: Motel Dr. Sto B. Lordsburg * 5757542.8705 or write to P.O. Box 850. Roswell, Today, only the shell of the able to meet her complex medi- 432-2075. New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. former Hawkins Camp (east cal needs. She is wheelchair- $0 down Free., ow Installation The family of Fred Ewing wishes to thank all those people who came to his memorial, who called, who wrote cards and made donations. It's AWhole NewWay to Get WiMBlue! High-speed[nternetjustgoteveneaslertogetoutsidethecity. : Naomi particularly appreciates cards to her address: 2650 W. Inn Rd. #502, Tucson, AZ • 85741. ! ,e has asked that any subsequent  W,I.LDBLUE : donations be directed to the Lordsburg Church 5 8-3 of Christ for historic building renovations. Call 877 8 .08 Open 7 Days a Week[ or call yourlocal dealer Once again, your love and concern is greatly 604 E. 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