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By Jon Hammond
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Quotes worth sharing

Land of Four Seasons


January 6, 2024


"I don't smoke, I don't drink except a beer now and then, and I don't chase around. I spent about five years raisin' hell when I was young, then I decided I would settle down and marry the girl next door, so I did. Camila and me have been married for 61 years. Nowadays kids get married and then want to start raisin' hell, instead of getting it over with first."

– Melecio Cortez

Melecio Cortez worked at the cement plant at Monolith from 1929 to 1976, and continued to stay busy for the rest of his long and productive life. He rebuilt the grandfather clock that is in the Errea House, among his many endeavors.


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