In my 52 years here, I don’t remember seeing so much green. What a wonderful year for our mountains, snow AND rain! Autumn should be spectacular!
Carr House has shared in a bounty of good things, too. It has all new electrical wiring, lights in kitchen and outside, and is slated to receive new water lines and a tin roof. Ranger Rick Darren even replaced all the kitchen plumbing himself and got the phone lines repaired.
The Carr Ranch ruins and our nature trail are staying cleaner and safer thanks to the efforts of the USFS to stop the vandalism and destruction. We owe Rangers Rick Darren, Brad Dekkars, Bob McCoy, and especially USFS District Ranger Annette Chavez. We deeply appreciate all they do for us and о want them to stay.
We started off the year early with a “surge” against rodents. It actually worked. In March, V.P. Judy Philips and Director Jane Chambers hosted an educational field trip for four classes of third graders (88 students) at the Carr House meadow.
In April we had a booth at Sierra Vista Earth Day celebration, handing out posters and programs and extolling Carr House and the FOHM. On the April Clean-up Day, the most efficient crew of Jane Chambers, Ann Smith, Tim and Judy Phillips, and Toni Roselli cleaned, polished, unpacked and arranged, and – just like that – Carr House was ready to open on April 24. Director Angel Rutherford came up and spruced up in the flowerbeds and drip lines, and hung the beautiful photographs of Carr House that she had taken, framed, and given to us. In April we had a booth at Sierra Vista Earth Day celebration, handing out posters and programs and extolling Carr House and the FOHM. On the April Clean-up Day, the most efficient crew of Jane Chambers, Ann Smith, Tim and Judy Phillips, and Toni Roselli cleaned, polished, unpacked and arranged, and – just like that – Carr House was
An American Flag From Afghanistan to Fly at Carr House
One of our members, Judah Maccabee (“Mac”), is deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. A few weeks ago, the Friends received a package from him. Inside were several interesting items from Afghanistan, including an American flag that had flown on a mission there. Accompanying the flag was a certificate, signed by all the airplane crewmembers, detailing that mission. Mac also included a note saying how much he misses the Huachuca Mountains, Carr House, and the Friends.
Please keep Mac in your thoughts. And, the next time you’re at Carr House, be sure to check out the flag and certificate (we plan to display both in the front room). Check the Sierra Vista Herald for a story they plan to run in the next several weeks, too! If you’d like to correspond with Mac, contact Ann or Pat for his address.