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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 9 Remember" by Allen "Hook" Hill Allen Hook Hill sible i jumped up from my seat and grabbed my bags. As I pulled them down from the overhead compartment, a man about 40 years of age who was sitting across the aisle from me said to his wife, "Let&apos;s let this ole man off before we get up." When. I heard the remark I put my bags in the seat to let the old man go by. It wasn't until I glanced back- ward, found no one else there, and saw the husband gesture 1or me to proceed, that I knew who the "old man" was. When I was a young buck in the U.S. Navy during World War II I was sent to electrical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Great Lakes Naval Training Station was nearby, so local residents were used to sailors, but it was wartime and, as most everywhere, the people were especially receptive to servicemen. Sailors could go about any function or gathering and be welcomed with open arms. Dates were not too difficult to ar- Editor's Note: Longtime Lordsburg resident, historian, storyteller and poet Allen "Hook" Hill has writ- ten hundreds of stories and poems. Back in the 1980's he began writ- ing a column entitled + "As I Remember." With his permission, these columns have been dusted Off and will ap- pear in the Hidalgo County Herald from time to time. Hook, who is 93, still lives in Lordsburg. This col- umn appeared In the Lordsburg Liberal on September 14, 1990. By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL/ Lordsburg I've always 'been apprecia- tive of good jokes, even if they are sometimes on me. I've been the victim of several chucklers. Recently I was on an airplane bound from Fresno to Dallas. The plane was running very late, due to a one and a half hour mechani- cal delay before takeoff. The de- lay had made my connecting flight to Salt Lake City a tight squeeze at best. Finally the plane landed and just as soon as pos- Artists featured at Pinos Altos Art Gal00eryassummerm ends Submitted by GCAGISilver City love for tile outdoors and faraway places through her oil and water- color paintings. She is drawn to architecture - especially that of the Southwest and ancient places. Saturday is the perfect day to visit with Roz and check out her art. D a w n Byrum is a newer member of the Grant County Art Guild whose work is already becoming a fa- vorite with visf- tors to the gal- lery. She is the featured artist on Sunday, Sep- tember 14. Her painting in pas- tels won a ribbon from the judges at the 2014 Members Only Show. + The P)nosl The Grant County Art Guild is welcoming the summer's end with an array of talented artists at their Pinos Altos Art Gallery this weekend. This unique gallery, lo- cated at 14 Golden Avenue in the historic Hearst Church, shows the work of many of the 41 guild members in a wide array of media. Featured artists for Friday, September 12, will be Mark and Jane Bowen. Mark creates metal sculptures, some small enough to hang on your Christ- mas tree, as well as outdoor sculp- tures that are several fget amazing "EIVaquero!'oil painting by 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holi- days through October 5. The 2014 Purchase Prize Award Ex- hibit opens with a reception at 5:30 on Tuesday, September 23, and continues through the last two open weekends at the gallery. Everyone is welcome to come see some of the best in local art and fine crafts in a historical setting. Admission is always free. are works of art, in a variety of different metals. Jane finds her talents in needlework, handcrafting cozy shawls and other knit items that are perfect for the fall season ahead. Jane also paints and*makes an afford- able line of jewelry items. On Saturday, September 13, Roz Springer, another amazing local artist, will be the featured artist at the gallery. Roz shows her Solution to FOOTBALL Puzzle that appeared in the September 5, 2014 edition of the Hidalgo County Herald IBA m IST m iD A IDA m IRU m iA R m m '-- A i I-* i m ''" E I1 [t] N A O F F G E I C N T S IO iY IB J IO IW IS iA IR k..,m. IS R U n UG i m " L i-- " I I.,= m range: just show up for a dance, a party, a dinner, or some other ser- viceman oriented event, and take a little initiative ...... It was not earthshaking to gain companion- ship of some of the local belles by just making some complimen- tary remarks while passing them on the street. It was a different world then. The war had put us on a common footing. One evening four of us sail- ors decided to take in the town. As we strolled around through downtown Minneapolis, we sort of jokingly rehearsed our lines just in case we encountered some local beauties. Sure enough, be- fore we even finished the rehears- als, along came four good look- ing chicks right into our net. As they approached, i waited for the guy who had the first line to speak up, but he was a bit dazzled by what" he saw and be- came tongue-tied. The other two followed suit, and the fourth, yours truly, did likewise as the four gals passed us by. We re- grouped, made another quick re- hearsal, made an about face and shortly had them in range again. A second time i waited for the other three to come out with their lines but again they came up empty. At length I took matters in my own hands and stopped the gals with my Southwestern New Mexico drawl (they later told us), although I was not aware I had a drawl. After I broke the ice, it wasn't long before my three speechless friends discovered their vocal chords, and we struck up quite a conversation with the gals. Natu- rally, we quickly turned the flow of talk toward the eight of us do- ing something together for the evening, and shortly the gals agreed it would be a good idea. We mutually settled on attending a dance at one of the big ball- rooms so I started mentally select- ing the gal I thought would be the best dance partner. I picked her out and said to the group, 'Tll take this one." She replied, "That's what you think," as she linked her arm with another sailor. I was soundly foiled; the joke was on me, and that was for sure. Or was it? I ended up with a dark- eyed brunette Pollak gal who proved to be the best dancer of the lot. All endings are not bad. Hook hook june @ hotmail, corn 0SE"to Jiold Open House Sept. 11 Submitted by OSEIDeming The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Join in the Open House to welcome the new District Manager, Lloyd Valen- tine, visit the new office location and ask questions of the staff. The new office is at 321 West Spruce in Deming on the corner of Spruce and Zinc, one block west of the post office. The Water Rights Division's District 3 office in Deming admin- isters water rights for Animas, Cloverdale, Gila-San Francisco, Hachita, Lordsburg, Mimbres, Mount Riley, Nutt-Hockett, Pla- yas, San Simon, Virden Valley and Yaqui underground water basins and basin surface rights. The Office of the State Engi- neer is charged with administer- ing the state's water resources. The State Engineer has power over the supervision, measure- ment. appropriation, and distribu- tion of all surface and groundwa- ter in New Mexico, including streams and rivers that cross state boundaries. LOCAL FOOl) In Hidalgo County Aailabh Now al +tte Fairgrounds: Chrr lomato+.s, Almnian (t(Umbers & bt+mmr Squash For recipes, tips, and Monday 9/.5/t4 Noon SPIRIT Mobile Food Pantry, Special Events Center, Lordsburg tricks visit www.loodandwine...xVF Friday 9/t9/14 4 .corn ,- Farmers Market Main Street at[r at Nigh i saturday 9/zo[4 to Constrvt Bountiful veal tr! Animas 5['lRll" d bJ,+lso+ tiM> NMOCI E+,*,.,. > ...... + For more lnformatlo'a, hk: us *m w'w. facdmok,com/hidalgocounty food c<,ahtion and www facebolk.c+,m hida o f;tr mersmak'ta ,dmcrcado ToodTact: .A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 9z% water. Check out our face- book page for Banana Pumpkin Smoothie recipe Weeds, garbage focus of City clean up The City of Lordsburg announced this week that it will begin citing individuals and businesses that violate city codes and ordinances. According to Code Enforcement Officer Oscar Martinez, City Ordinance 8-1-3 required residents to maintain weed control on their property, specifically from the middle of the alleyway to their property line and including all curbs and sidewalks located on the property (10 feet outside property line if there is no curb). Martinez said weeds this time of year are a real nusuiance and that citizens need to maintain their property, whether they own, rent or lease. Furthermore, City employees no longer pick up garbage, yard waste, furniture, etc, set next to the dumpster (see photo). Citizens are urged to either take the unwanted items to the Hidalgo County Transfer Station on south Main Street or contact the City of Lordsburg at 575-542-3421 to schedule a pick up at a rate of $25 per load. Courtesy photo Ronstadt Generations to perform at the aFP September 13-14 Courtesy submission Ronstadt Generations represents the multi-cultural roots America was founded upon. Dating back five generations in North America, Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, con- tinues the fam- ijy, ....... tradition with his two sons, Michael G. and Perle. These three voices all multi-instru- mentalists and solo artists in their own right bring to life a repertoire that reaches back to the end of the 19th century while continu- ally looking ahead into the 21st, with a rich innovation of origi- nal material alongside traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs. A few family friends often join them on stage, including Alex Flores on saxophone, Sam Eagon on bass, and Aaron Emery on drums. It sometimes gets a little crowded on the AFP stage, but the sound is out of this world. And as Michael J. says, the AFP is their favorite place to play. "Playing here is just like playing in our liv- ing room, and you all are family." Come and be part of the family at the AFP! We expect a sell-out crowd - make your reservations soon! Call 520-378-6165 now for res- ervations. And now for a something special! The AFP has teamed up with Outback Steakhouse for a special treat this year. At each perfor- mance a guest will receive a gift from Outback. Will you be the lucky winner this time? There's only one way to find out - come to a show! If you go: Doors open at 1 p.m., with perfor- mances starting at 2 p.m. For res- ervations, call 520-378-6165, or email reservations@arizona folklore.com. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 17 and under. To get there: Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Can- yon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance .and sign to the left. About the Arizona Folklore Pre- serve: Tucked off the beaten path in beautiful Ramsey Canyon, the AFP offers an intimate, appealing theater seating just 60 guests. The rustic, comfortable perform- ing space also boasts excellent acoustics and a state-of-the art sound system. The AFP book- : siore+siok ' fi by featured artists as well as Western- themed books and art, along with handmade jewelry, pottery, and soaps. Bever- ages and snacks are available for purchase to enjoy during the perfor- mance. Operated in part- nership with the University of Ari- zona Sierra Vista and gtaffed en- tirely by volunteers, the AFP is a 501(c)3 organization. Founded in 1996, the AFP's mission is "to collect, present and preserve the songs, stories, legends, myths, and western poetry of the State of Ari- zona." Coming soon: Upcoming performers at the AFP include the Bluegrass group Sonoran Dogs on September 20 and 21 and Bisbee's own Sugar Beats orr September 27-28. For more information, including per- formance schedules and addi- tional information on featured artists, visit the AFP website, ww.w.arizonafolklore.com, or call 520-378-6165. We have all the tools to keep your Business OR TRACK & 111 THE BLACK Weoffer Pro00ssional Services for all aspects of your small businesst Including: Payroll Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax mreparatlon Financial Statements Bank Reconciliations K KE PIN00. E. 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