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Nora Lopez celebrates 80th birthday

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By Ruth Fort

Chacon is a very good place to live. Many people there make it to 80 years and beyond.

Nora Lopez is one of them.

Her children and grand children held a surprise birthday party for her on her 80th birthday last week.

The family and many friends and neighbors from Chacon and Mora gathered at the VFW hall to honor her with the big celebration. She was happily surprised as she was escorted into the building and found that they had completely fooled her on the reason for the ride to Mora.

Everyone had a good time with a delicious dinner and visiting. After the dinner there was also a dance with the Corazon Del Norte band playing.

Lopez has lived in Chacon all of her life. She was born there to her parents Anselmia and Abram Duran. She was raised in a family of 12 brothers and sisters. She never left Chacon, but has lived there all her life. She went to grade school in the public school and then on to St. Gertrude’s Catholic School in Mora.

She raised 12 children and all are living excepting one son. She has 30 grandchildren, 43 great- grand children and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is very grateful to her children and grandchildren for the   wonderful surprise party on her 80th birthday.   

Fall in Mora Valley
The season of harvest and the beauty of fall are here. Some rain is still coming and the earth is fresh and beautiful, dressed in her fall colors of gold, brown and bronze and red. Every view is gorgeous as one takes it in and is thankful for the breath-taking mountains. Wood piles are growing; gardeners are bringing in their crops getting ready for the winter, harvest in the fields of hay and so forth are being completed.

The Mora Senior Center has brought the harvest inside with bouquets of fall leaves to decorate the tables. A new cabinet that Guerremo Romero built for them is decorated with corn stalks squash, fall flowers and other things to beautify the cabinet.  

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may  be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.