Dear Ron,

Your commentary (Feb. 16 edition, “Mind control only option when napping is taboo”) was refreshing, but on the other hand also depressing.

I have lived in the Texas Panhandle all of my life. I now live on our farm between Muleshoe and Friona.

You mentioned driving through West Texas. My uncle owned and operated Post Hardware for years. Later, my brother owned it.

Looking back is fun. All the gadgets were simple. I have a collection of them.

Our outhouse was a three-holer about a block from the house. Ha!

We owned a dairy: We bottled and delivered milk and cream to grocery stores, drug stores, cafes and residences. He sold milk for 20 cents a quart and cream for 80 cents a quart; gas was 14 cents a gallon.

Thanks for the fun article.

Sincerely,

Darlena Burnett