I was invited to a democratic fund raiser supper at the former miners’ union hall in Clifton for Wenona Benally Baldenegro. If this woman gets what striving for, she would be the first Native American to hold a seat in Congress. Wenona grew up on a Navajo reservation and went on to get a Masters in Public Policy and a law degree from Harvard. (Could this be a seed for a film script?)
The sun was setting as I drove to the supper on one of my favorite back roads. On part of this road, there were cotton fields on both sides of me. Well, what was left of the cotton after the harvest. A few miles from the Highway 70, I placed, photographed and documented #125 on a wooden fence post at the edge of a cotton field.
The sun had finally set so I turned the headlights on in my SUV. When I reached the highway, there were only a few vehicles intermittedly coming and going. Quite different from when I drove the expressways between Ann Arbor and Detroit. Now this was my kind of rush hour traffic.