My turn: ‘Nina’s’ presence will be missed

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My “nina,” Mary Lou Montoya Lucero, died last Thursday at her home in Las Vegas, N.M. In Spanish, “nina” is short for madrina, or in English, godmother. I wasn’t able to attend her funeral, but she’s been on my mind. In the Hispanic culture we take our ninos and ninas seriously. They are my parents [...]

Delighted to be in His presence

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Don’t you love to be in the presence of loved ones? There is such a joy in sharing and enjoying the company. When my aunts in the rest home saw my husband and me coming to visit, their faces began to blossom and shine. My husband always kissed them hello [...]

Homemade devices best left at home

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Those of you who watch television appreciate the increasing presence of “hard-sell, direct-buy” commercials on the cable and satellite networks. The pitch involves an inventive but cheaply produced product like squeegees, stick-on light bulbs, sunglasses, vegetable choppers, political promises and collision chasing lawyers. “Only $19.95! It will peel grapes, oranges, [...]

Husband’s presence surely missed

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist

No one is too old to have childlike faith

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Kallie had planned to stay all week. For three days, my 7-year-old vivacious granddaughter and I played every game imaginable. We ended up “playing school” every day. Kallie, “always the teacher,” dictated many assignments. I could never make above a “C” on my papers. I complained and asked Kallie [...]