Happy Birthday NM

Happy Birthday NM by sundero
Happy Birthday NM, a photo by sundero on Flickr.

My favorite state is celebrating it’s 100th birthday!  100 years ago today, New Mexico became the 47th state in the Union.  I think to celebrate I should make enchiladas for supper.  🙂

My Mom’s family moved from Texas to New Mexico before it was a state, back in the early 1900s.  I wonder how they celebrated statehood?  I’m sure it was a very big deal to them.  The house my great grandmother lived in was the first house in Dexter (or so I was always told) and my grandfather’s parents owned a house in Roswell.  It’s gone now, there is a commercial property on the land.  But my Mother grew up there, and although I haven’t gotten to live there in years, New Mexico is home to me.  I travel back every chance I get.

If you’ve never visited, you should.  It truly is the Land of Enchantment!