Louie opens this letter with a quote from the New Mexico license plate. I was in the fourth grade when we moved back to North Dakota. Most of the kids in my class had never been out of the state, but I had lived in New Mexico. For several years my doodles included the sun symbol that dominates the state flag and license plates. My time in the Land of Enchantment had been exciting. Apparently not as exciting as it was for Louie.
Back in 1961 I was stationed in New Mexico and Grace came down to see what it was like in “The Land of Enchantment.”
While there she wanted to go down into Mexico, and the closest port of entry was Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.
A friend of mine said he would furnish the transportation there and give us a guided tour of Juarez – seems he knew all the off beat places …
Louie continues in the letter.
Photo: By The Eyes Of New York from NY, NY, USA (Trash Bar Old Licence Plate Collection) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons