Our little town is little. It has 14 houses and a one room school. No stores, no shops, lots of dogs, chickens and ducks free ranging.
Our road is lastre, a rock gravel one lane pathway. On Sunday morning the men of the Pueblo joined together to fill potholes and smooth out our road that takes us all up and down the mountain. Every man, young and old grabbed their shovels and started at 6:30 am, working until 4pm. William operated our backhoe, and we let a neighbor's tractor use our big dump trailer to haul rock and gravel that William mined and then loaded into the trailer. Backbreaking hard labor for all involved.
Local men typically work manual labor jobs 6 days a week, but gave up their day of rest to improve their community. The road is a public road but in poor areas like ours, the municipality won't spend the money unless it is life threatening or someone falls off the mountain because they waited too long. This event was an awesome bonding experience for the men. Everyone had a feeling of accomplishment. Bravo...
By Ginnee Hancock