"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where my dad lost his leg




Deserted now, and he's in his grave, but he knew this view in Tucumcari. But he never talked about it, or took me by there. I wish he had.

See previous post, May 25, "My Dad had a wooden leg."

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