Some people are happy to spend their lives in a town or city surrounded by concrete and asphalt. And that’s fine; we’re each different and we have a natural right to be whatever we feel we are. But that’s not me; I’m happiest when I’m in the great outdoors.
Christopher Creek was well represented at the dedication and unveiling of the Flood Disaster Memorial down in Green Valley Park in Payson last Saturday morning.
August is behind us and now on to September and autumn, my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the season — the reds, oranges, all shades of brown and maybe a bit of green now and then.
Practical jokes were a regular part of the Rim Country settler’s daily life. Laughter was a necessity amid the dangers of the frontier and the hardships of survival.
Christopher Creek is blessed to have two churches. One, the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship, stands on a hill beside the fire station, and another, the Christopher Creek branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stands in a vale to the west.
I was reading a book by Winston Churchill where he mentioned that he and President Roosevelt privately referred to Joseph Stalin, the murderous dictator of the Soviet Union, as “Uncle Joe.”
St. Patrick’s Feast Day is on March 17, marking the death of Ireland’s patron saint in A.D. 461.
A few months ago I mentioned that if you go abroad you should plan on a few small surprises — and maybe a few not-so-small ones. We talked about some of the screwy things that happened to me during my 12 years overseas, but we had to leave out most of them, so here are a couple more.
Are you as fed up as I am about the rash of robo calls from the politicians?
Rattlin' the Rim
Just two years ago, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials huddled with Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild president Olga Sehnert and Community Educational and Cultural Association (CERCA) president Mel Palmer to review ADOT’s controversial decision to ban parking on both sides of Beeline during summer festivals.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek had a small but significant role in a tragedy, which played out on Sept. 5 and 6 back some 46 years ago. Other Rim Country creeks, Tonto, Horton and Dick Williams with Christopher swept away 15 souls on a trip to eternity that fateful and tragic weekend
Rim Country Fishing Report
Congratulations to two of our local professional Bassmaster Elite anglers. Both Clifford Pirch and Brett Hite finished in the top 12 on the Potomac River event recently.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek celebrated the Perseid meteor shower with a watch party. It was an impromptu gathering following a single invitation on social media.
Mother Nature is sure faking all of us out! One minute the clouds turn dark, and you expect that it will be pouring rain any minute. But it doesn’t! Where does it go?
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1924 the young Payson schoolteacher, Julia Randall secretly brought her portrait of Abraham Lincoln to her classroom and placed it on an easel in front of the class.