One For The Holidays!


'Tis the season!

Don’t be a Grinch!


My One is Demetrius at Fed Ex in Albuquerque. One for the Holidays is taking the time to say to a person that I appreciate you and what you have done for me all year.

Demetrius ALWAYS does his job perfectly. But he is happy, upbeat, and fun. He is pleasant. I took in a container of bizochitos for Demetrius to share with his fellow workers. I also took the time to write his manager about what a fine employee he is.

One is paying it forward or getting good karma. I need a lot of good karma. We all need good karma and at this time of year we need to note the people who are good. I have kicked butt a lot on terrible people and I have to remember to take time to say, thank-you.

The holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Kwanza, and Hanukkah. Every religion praises good people. Find some down time and use it wisely.

Holiday Happenings

Jacques Penne Pop-Up Shop

One of the best ideas I heard this holiday season was the Jacques Penne pop-up store in NYC by J.C. Penney. We have made fun of them for years using Jacques Penne but now they are making fun of themselves. JC is bringing their high-end stuff to the pop-up to put things in a new light. AND they are introducing a 360-degree virtual and mobile experience so customers in other parts of the country can so the store and order. It looks elegant and my question is why you don’t this sort of mini-store in all your big stores?

Now we just need a Tarjé pop-up store!


I filled out online one of those, “You Shopped & Tell Us How We Did” from Homegoods. At the end they asked for a comment and I said that I wanted three of something as a gift but they only had two. I bought them but I would have liked another. A PERSON CALLED ME! First of all for a human to read the survey and comments is really unusual! But she said she would look if they had the item in the Cottonwood store and save me a trip. WHAT!!!!????? The item is only $3.99 but she treated it like it was hundreds of dollars.

Well Homegoods called back and found it at the Cottonwood store and it was held for me. Talk about customer service!


Barbe Awalt

LosLunas OP-CIT flyer Dec. 9-2017


FRANCELLE ALEXANDER ("Albuquerque's North Valley"
February 15: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm
February 17: Los Ranchos Village Hall, 11am to 1pm
February 18: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 1pm

HENRIETTA CHRISTMAS & PAUL RHETTS ("The Basic Genealogy Checklist")
Dec 9: Los Lunas Public Library, 10am
January 6: Hispanic Genealogy Research Center at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, 10am
January 9: El Castillo Living Center, Santa Fe, NM, 7pm

ROSS VAN DUSEN ("What Makes the Lightning?", "How the Crocka Dog Came to Be"; and "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree")
Jan 24 ; Edna Ferguson Public Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque