Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Hood

Here's a little video my best friend showed me today. It's about our hometown - Raton, New Mexico. Raton is a tiny little town and growing up there was a mixed bag so to say. I couldn't get away with practically anything because everyone either knew me or my parents and my friends and enemies alike knew my business before I even did.

My friend and I like to reminisce about the "good 'ol days" growing up there - when the town was a lot more vibrant and seeing better times. Back then we had a racetrack and we even had a very small, but thriving mining industry. But all of that shut down a long time ago.

I've been back to visit only a couple of times in the many, many years since I've been gone, and I each time I leave I can't help but wonder how long it's going to be before the whole place shrivels up and blows off the map.

I have no idea who these people are who made this video but we got a few good giggles out of the whole thing so take a gander for yourself. But before you do I need to make one thing very clear- I NEVER wore Wranglers or western shirts and I wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of "mockies". Mother huggas.


Pseudo said...

I followed your comment from Sprite's Keeper, when I saw that your husband was from Hawaii.

I married a guy from Hawaii, but we stayed here.

I'm from LA originally, so it feels small over here to me.

Off to watch your video now.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That is too freaking funny! Love that video! Reminds me of the dinky town I live in in Pa, but mine is even dinkier!