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+ 'i ' ~} 1+J~: ~t ~ ~ t~ ~,~ 1 1 +~ckSimmons, ourlong-time sister-in-la~.'. Carolyn. and Jill, their daugh- very fattening. (lm going on a diet upon C s former golf coach, and ter. Everyone was healthy and happy, plus returning to Glenvdle.) ,as kind enough to offer his they have a new dog. Maggie. But, ] have never seen so many small restau- off-work. That was a great Conversation w~,~ the main course of busi- rants, art galleries, and boutiques of every )e was punisher of the hess. so all had a goc~d time. version thanin that abouthalf-mile area of Old many years before his On Friday. T.A. suggested that we go to the Santa Fe. " ,s the ~As a result, University t)f New Mexico to ch~k out the On Satu(day, we went to the nev, Tourist 'at ea~.: master'sl~rograminarcheoiogyforPatrick-- Informatioh Ccnter at Grants -- it presenteda Pittsburgh International a good idea ! thought, even though my son beautiful picture of western New Mexico's everything they could to didn't. . Native American tribes, their cities, customs. ~. ! never do well at the En route to Albuquerque and LIMN, Iwanted andthcarea smininghistory.Grantshadbeen anyway (because I must just to stop by the ancient Native American vii- the"UraniumCapital of the World." with over ist). This time was no excep- iage. or "pucblo" as they say. hs church dates 100 mines in the area during the 1960s and ~ther. + back to 1699. being built by Franciscan ntis- 1970s. In fact, T,A. is a retired mining engi- flight tickets straightened sionaries. An traditional adobe slxl~ture, its neer"parexcel~ce.!,Afterthe uranium boom : tO go throu~ security. Not original mud floorwas stdlthcre. It s smoothed e~, however, the town went into a state of uzges from the last time we over and as hard as concrete now. It was an ~ssioa,;just like our now declining, or ~argh, wejtn got in aline-- inspirational place to see, like th~ village defun~,West~irginiacoalfields. .~ the one for )ilots and flight around it -- most of the homes being made of On the positive'side, this Grants area fought ; were told). So, when adobe with large bread ovens on the outside back tb~ they me ted good too) r-uu=uuy, ui otnzlciy wztn~ ~u i+ut+lia~t wtuz uu, u,~q~zz~lu, z~, ~=u~=uu. County Historical Society. They. too. got a $2()0,000 restoration grant in order to rejuvenate the Old Stump Hotel -- a center of much activity during the oil and gas boom days of the late 18 s early 1900s. As a result, the Gilmer Society is hosting a Joint Picnic at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 21 at the Poor Farm Home iat the +Cfidmer nty Recreation Center. Gilmer County Society members ate encouraged to attend this picnic and to bring a covered dish (primarily pota or I [, )i vegetables). .. ll.b =.ioty,s o,oanin= o. =+.n= + i "" Glenville Cemeteries on College Hill under the direction of Society President Hunter Armentrout' For him, this has been a labor of love for l the past decade. In fact, most of the under-brash has been cleared away; ii the missing tombstones, found; some stones, set up again over their occupants; and the grass, mowed. Simultaneously, this takes a lot of old.fashioned "elbow grease' to achieve on a regular basis. One man ii cannot do this job by himself, so Hunter is than ul for the help this j : " ;+++I summer of two Memories of my sister ;P+ ' L" +: , ~r. l polmcah personal, ano patr'otlc views ano mls paper is noil "z+'cT rt+ i " + +I + + i te. :lztt+xu . rltirt z i)1 :tb.u kccp in iiiilid t>ut+l t: tlt+ >ri:ll t' >lic', wu+u. u ill ++.:l+>t +ti + ++ P ] .... l . ] __ ~ + I i tL | :! +:i )+