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What's the Word Around Town

Annie Gross

Annie Gross

Pat Waltemath

Pat Waltemath

Laura Robbins

Julie Denison

Julie Denison

Jean Eichberger

Jean Eichberger

What’s the word around town?

—J. PATTERSON

On June 2, Placitas Appreciation Day drew large crowds to the Homestead Shopping Center parking lot. So, what do residents appreciate about Placitas?

• Annie Gross replied, “I appreciate the community spirit here. It’s terrific the whole town can get together for a celebration like this. It’s a wonderful community that we live in here. Not everyone is so fortunate.”

• Pat Waltemath said, “I love the vistas that we have to look at and the views. I love the community. You just can’t beat what’s here, and you can’t get that just anywhere. It’s so beautiful!”

• Laura Robbins, who was running a booth for the Wild Horse Observers’ Association, had this to say: “The people who move here are very welcoming, kind, and interesting folks. People are nice here. There are many creative people, artists, poets, and creative thinkers in this community, and that’s wonderful. I appreciate that there is wildlife here, that there is dark at night, and that there is open space. I like that the neighbors appreciate each other and that there is community here.”

• Julie Denison, who was managing the recycling booth, said, “People in Placitas are wonderful. They are a great, diverse group of people, and it’s wonderful meeting them and learning all about them and where they came from. People here are very willing to let you be who you are.”

• Jean Eichberger said, “I appreciate the old-time attitude in Placitas. It has lots of history. I appreciate the old-timers and what they have to offer. I enjoy the rural attitude—or what’s left of it—and the animal-friendly stance that we have. I value the different ways of living that people enjoy here and the freedom to be who you are. I like that you can stop on the road and talk to a friend. Friends you make here are friends forever.”

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