Sunday, May 02, 2004

May 2, 2004 Bonus Blog
As promised here’s some of the images from the Border Roll.. That’s Sally from the only cafe in Cliff, New Mexico, upper left. She’s the one who loves True West magazine and wants to get a subscription again. She actually sat down at our table during lunch hour rush, with a coffee pot held high, perusing the magazine. Excellent waitress (“I’ll be right there Hon. Hold yer horses!” she said when some cowboys in the other part of the dining room started complaining).

Upper right: the two vaqueros in Naco, Sonora who were riding right down the middle of the main drag, drinking cerveza and having fun on a Saturday night. Got four images of them, this one is the best. Check out those tapaderos (stirrup guards). Totally Mexicano. I miss this scene terribly in the U.S. It’s all but gone.

Elva and her son in front of the Hachita Cafe. She is from the Philippines. Her son just went to the prom the night before in Animas, New Mexico. She showed us their photos. His girlfriend was quite hot.

Bart Bull playing the Mexican accordion astride the huge cement cross commemorating Marcos De Niza crossing into the United States in the 1500s.

Curly and Sally at the Curly Bill’s B&B. They traditionally make the guests pose in front of their sign and I reversed the process. Great people, big supporters of True West and we of them.

Alma in front of her Rodeo, New Mexico swap shop. She had a stack of True Wests for sale and when I gave her old Man a new one he thanked me profusely. He couldn’t hear for Jack (Navy, Korea).

“To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.”
—Sir Walter Scott

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