Keeping in Touch: New York professor arrives for workshop

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Mary is a little lamb.  Her fleece is kinda grungy, but she is only 2 weeks old and always very hungry. Enlargephoto

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Mary is a little lamb. Her fleece is kinda grungy, but she is only 2 weeks old and always very hungry.

By Mac Neely

Kelly Horrigan, professor of fashion and education at Pratt Institute of Art in New York, has arrived to teach a jewelry workshop for the School of the West.

The leather and stone class will be held at the Mancos Public Library on Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The cost is $50 with another $50 for supplies and materials. Go to the School of the West’s website (schoolofthewest.org) for more information and to sign up for the class.

Rudolph – a quick historyRudolph, created by Robert Lewis May, first appeared in a Christmas coloring book for Montgomery Ward in 1939.

The year 2014 was Rudolph’s 75th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the TV special, and the appearance of a Rudolph postage stamp issued by the U.S. Post Office.

A Little Lamb (a poem)Mary is a little lamb. Her fleece is kinda grungy,

But she is only 2 weeks old and always very hungry.

I fed her from a bottle and held her in my arms.

It was just a moment till I fell for all her charms.

Her big black eyes looked up at me then quietly closed in sleep.

Her owner, Ray, said quietly, “She’s not yours to keep,

But you can have the midnight shift and feed again at four,

And in just another month we’ll have 49 more.”

My friend looked at me and frowned, “You don’t have a car.

And if you think I’ll bring you here ...”

I cried hot tears then got some sense.

I’ve held a lot of babies, which should have been a plenty.

But none of them were half as cute

As this little lamb named Mary.

(Apologies to Lewis Carroll)Brown’s store is open – just callThe Brown’s store may look closed but call the number on the door. They are in back lambing. April 1 will be their official spring opening (and look for Mary at the petting zoo).