It is almost my 59th birthday. I was born in Carrizozo, NM, delivered by Dr. Spencer, on April 30, 1956. My parents lived in Hondo at the time, and that’s just what you did, you drove to the clinic in Carrizozo. I don’t remember much of my early years, but know that we lived in Hondo, Carrizozo, Alamogordo, and Ruidoso.
My earliest childhood memories are when we lived at Shier’s Trailer Park in Hollywood, NM, which is between Ruidoso & Ruidoso Downs.
When I was about 6 or 7 we moved into a home that was next-door to where my Daddy worked at C & L Lumber. We lived there until I was a sophomore in high school.
In 1972 we moved to where I currently live on Colorado Lane in Ruidoso Downs, NM.
I have three sisters and one brother. Irene, Ida, Albert & Lynette. They are amazing. We learned about love & family from two of the best teachers. We learned about God and how to pray.
I have tried to pass all the things they taught me to my own children. Luke, Robert, Jessica & Erin. I have been blessed also with two grandsons, one who currently resides as one of God’s angels in heaven. The other is certainly an angel to me too. Shayne & Eli are awesome.
Those of us who have been raised in a home with loving parents are blessed people indeed. I was one of those. Mom and Dad were hard-working young adults when I was born. Dad was in law enforcement and Mom worked taking care of us and the home. They worked consistently and planned diligently. Their wisdom and work ethic lead to a solid financial base for our family. In the middle of all that they made time to be involved in my life. Everything that I am I have learned from them. On this birthday I say,” Praise the Lord” for Albert & Emma Richardson.