Dress for the Great Outdoors
Backpack Jeans or shorts (depending on the time of year or your planned activities), tennis shoes, an umbrella (summer), sunglasses, maybe even a bandanna if you're super allergic to dust. Band-aids are good anywhere, I always say. If you go out to the farms or monuments, there's a chance of getting scraped up--just a simple First Aid Kit will do. Don't forget water. Willcox is in the desert, it's hot and dry and sunny--and sooo easy to get dehydrated. Even the people who live in Willcox get dehydrated!
The spread of purity
There was a child went forth every day,
And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became,
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain
part of the day,
Or for many years stretching cycles of years..
His own parents, he that had father's him and she that had
conceiv'd him in her womb and birth'd him,
They gave this child more of themselves than that,
They gave him afterward every day, they became part of him..
The mother at home quietly placing the dishes on the
The mother with mild words, clean her cap and gown, a
wholesome odor falling off her person and clothes as
she walks by,
The father, strong, self-sufficient, manly, mean, anger'd,
The blow, the quick loud word, the tight bargain, the crafty
The family usages, the language, the company, the furniture,
the yearning and swelling heart,
Affection that will not be gainsay'd, the sense of what is real, the thought if after all it should prove unreal,
The doubts of day-time and the doubts of night-time, the
curious whether and how..
All the changes of city and country wherever he went
The horizon's edge, and the palm trees with their graceful heads,
all became part of that child who went forth every
day, and who now goes and will always go forth every day.
Chiricahua National Monument
The fantastic Chiricahua National Monument landscape was created by a volcanic explosion 27 million years ago. The softer rock eroded away slowly leaving the strange colums and spires of harder rock standing. This was the hideout of Geronimo's Apaches.