We rented and lived in the "Leandro Martinez House" from spring of
1953 to fall of 1954. In the picture at top are Betty, Mom (Delcie) Jim, and Sherry Powell. The second picture is Mom (Delcie)
and Sherry Powell.
These are the only pictures I have showing that we lived in the "Leandro
Martinez House" The window to the right was Sherry's and my bedroom. I could sit or lay down in
that big old window and look out. The walls and windows in the house were 32 inches thick.
This picture is Betty, Jim, and Sherry Powell showing off a horse that
Dad found, but we made him our horse at the time.
This was the pond that we would run the snakes out of, so we could go swimming in the summer time. What
daring kids we were.
We had the Taos River running out front of the house that we would play in to cool off. That water was cold coming
out of those mountains. We had fun looking at all the rocks trying to found us some gold out of them there hills.
Mom had to go and get Dad out of the Hotel La Fonda a lot as there was a bar inside. This was one way for
Dad to keep up with what was going on around town. Which was important you know in his line of work.
We enjoyed the Indian dances they would have in the town square. The Mexican Fiesta's were great to, they had
music and food and dancing in the streets. We would walk to town two miles every Saturday to see a cowboy movie and
walk back. Funny it didn't seem that far when we were kids. The Kit Carson National Park was also a place to go see.