Tag: Old Town

You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

You Can Sleep When Your DeadI can’t remember where I took this photo. I’m thinking it was at Old Town Pizza in Old Town.

When I was a kid if I dare uttered the words, “I’m tired” … my Grandfather would tell me I was too young to be tired and that I would have time to sleep when I was dead.

September Theme Day: Curiosities

September Theme Day:  Curiosities

Cottonwood Madonna – Virgin of the Tree

Supposedly, Toby Avila who was a parish member of San Felipe de Neri, Albuquerque’s oldest Catholic parish, carved the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe into a cottonwood tree. It is one of the hidden treasures of Old Town. The carving sometimes appears to change so people wonder if it is haunted but it just reflects the condition of the tree.

Mr. Avila was part of the Korean conflict and promised that if he returned home safely he would create an image of the Virgin de Guadalupe to show his gratitude. He worked on this project for a year and he died two days after it was finished. He still had blue paint on his hands as he was lying in repose.

And Then There’s Bentley Bear Balls

And Then There's Bentley Bear BallsI don’t think Bear Balls sounds appetizing at all …  but Chocolate Covered Nuts on the other hand sounds delicious.  I give Bentley props on unique names for their delectables.