El Rinconcito español
Más vale maña que fuerza = Skill is worth
more than strength.
Pa’ pendejo no se necesita maestro = To be a fool
you don’t need a teacher.
Más vale doblarse que quebrarse = It’s better
to bend than to break.
Submitted by SOS-panyol, Placitas—Spanish instruction that
focuses on oral communication skills, www.sospanyol.com.
Historical society presents a talk on NM railroad history, plus
Hawaiian music, dance, luau
The Sandoval County Historical Society will meet September 11
at 3:00 p.m. at the Delavy House Museum. The program will feature
New Mexico railroad historian Vernon J. Glover, who will talk on
some of the more obscure parts of Sandoval County railroad history.
The honoree at the meeting will be Luciano Lucero, a White Pine
and New Mexico Timber Company trainman.
Kathy Glidden, of Algodones, will be the featured artist, and Lavinia
Correa will present the music and dance of Hawaii and a luau.The
program is free and open to the public.
The DeLavy House Museum is off Highway 550, west of Bernalillo,
between the Coronado State Monument and the Star Casino.
Amanda Mae LaPrelle is new Sandoval County Queen
On August 7 Amanda Mae LaPrelle was crowned Sandoval County Queen
at the annual Sandoval County Fair in Cuba, New Mexico. Included
in the 2005-06 Queen's Court are Princess Renee Dill, daughter of
Clinton and Lori Dill, from the Jemez area, and Sweetheart Vanessa
Taylor, daughter of Lee and Michelle Taylor, of La Cueva.
Amanda is twenty years old and the daughter of Jim and Jan LaPrelle
of Placitas. She is entering her junior year at the University of
New Mexico, majoring in sign-language interpreting. Her plans are
to obtain her master's degree in occupational therapy and open a
hippotherapy business. Amanda enjoys singing in her church's praise
band, playing her flute, creative art, and working at a local radio
Amanda will be representing Sandoval County as she competes for
the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen, September 22 to 24. The
crowning of the new State Fair Queen will be prior to the rodeo
on Saturday, September 24.
History project continues at Placitas Library
General and President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower
in Placitas … the founding families of Placitas … Kris
Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw “convoy” along Highway
165 ... the (gold?) mine at Tunnel Springs … San Antonio Mission
and Las Placitas Presbyterian Church … the archaeological
dig at San Jose de las Huertas … Indian Flats … the
Las Huertas Land Grant … the Allen’s Transmission Shop
on Tierra Madre … the Placitas Riding Club … DOORCO
… Ojo de la Casa … the ghost towns of Tejon and Coyote
These people, places, and events are part of the history of our
community. They and many others are the subjects of the Placitas
Community Library History Project. For library patrons, scholars,
and those with curiosity about the the place where they live, this
ongoing written and audiovisual record of the village and the greater
Placitas area will provide an opportuity to learn the whats, wheres,
whens, whys, and hows of the community.
You can be a part of the project. Join with the Placitas Library
to help preserve our “history of place.” The project
invites you to conduct interviews or to be interviewed, to research
past newspaper reports and other library sources, to interpret,
to draft reports, and to gather photos, stories, and documents pertaining
to this area. The project welcomes these and any other talents that
you can contribute. A little time contributed by many will make
this an informative and enjoyable undertaking.
To paraphrase Jerry Ortiz y Pino, a village is more than an accumulation
of buildings. If it is a living, breathing community, there is a
mix of history and technology. It is the presence of our ancestors
as much as it is our attempt to entice newcomers.
If you are interested in participating in the project, please
call me at 771-0253, or leave your name and number at the Placitas
Library, on Tierra Madre Road, just west of the Merc, in Placitas.