The Last Days of Joey Limas
Joey Limas—he was never anything but Joey to me—resided in an Albuquerque nursing home, and I was positive I would see him again. Sure, he was 78 or 82 years old, depending on the source. But in my mind he was still tough as cactus. Then suddenly he was gone, bested by a flurry of ailments. Old prizefighters seldom meet death gently.
This column's name, Making Sausage, is a reference to a quote widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg. "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." From the view in the press box in Santa Fe, running a state looks arduous and frustrating. Lawmakers volley back and forth, nitpick over details, argue, dissect, and wheel and deal. And a 60-day session doesn't come cheap: lawmakers voted to spend a max of about $8.3 million on this one.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Epic Hide and Seek
A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
Town Hall on Immigration
Discuss policies and the realities of immigration in N.M. and learn about opportunities to volunteer to support immigrant families.
Cinco de Mayo
Performances from Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de May celebrations by Teresa Carpy from Consulado de Mexico en Albuquerque.
Over 50 destination booths, indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.