About this blog


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Effie Cobb Meroney

1889 – 1970


The name comes from an expression I frequently heard from my grandmother   while growing up: “Anyone with one eye and half sense would know better than . . . ”

She was quite a lady, one of the few women on the prairies of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico who had a college degree. She taught school to children, taught the Bible to adults, reared three girls, farmed on 360 acres near Tatum, raised sheep and goats, homesteaded all by herself a section of land near the Caprock between Tatum and Roswell, New Mexico, had a beauty shop in town, and ran a boarding house during the Depression. But she thought the early Feminists were out of their minds.

And she wrote letters almost every week to her senators, congressmen, and legislators without a computer or typewriter. She and one or two other ranchers in Lea County were staunch Republicans who viewed the New Deal with jaundiced eyes, fearing Roosevelt’s plans for our government. She served at the polls in nearly every election because there were so few Republicans in Lea County at the time. She certainly would not recognize the wimps now in Congress who call themselves Republicans.

I think of her frequently as I scan the news each day in a world that has turned upside down and I wonder what happened to the country that I grew up in.


4 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. I love your blog! My grandmother was a huge inspiration to me. She paid for my college education as nothing was more important to her than education. I am now a retired special education teacher. I thought I was going to go quietly into the sunset and focus on all my craft projects, but found I couldn’t leave education behind. So I started a blog about Authentic Learning ideas for teachers and parents. I also wrote a book with a former special ed student as my illustrator, and have a book coming out with my former and forever principal about Authentic Teaching. I think my grandma would proud!

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