I took some time to visit my cousin Mary, she’s was celebrating her 95th birthday, and last year she finally retired from running the bar in Cerrillos, New Mexico. Mary’s Bar was built by her father, Tony, and Mary is a wealth of information about the films, like “Young Guns” and others that were made there in Cerrillos.

Mary is a sweetie, but manages to handle any rough characters that might come into her bar. I remember once a group of bikers had been drinking beer on the front porch, one walked in, a huge guy, and belted  loudly, “I’ll have a whiskey.” Mary replied, without hesitation, “Absolutely not! You’ve been drinking beer all afternoon, if you mix it with whiskey, you’ll be drunker than a skunk, and wreck that bike of yours….you’re not even thinking of your mother are you? I’ll give you one more beer, and that’s it, pendejo (stupid in Spanish)!” As she spoke, he seemed to get shorter and shorter. “Okay, Mary, I’ll take that beer now – I appreciate it.”

You’ve gotta love her!  Here’s a few photos of Mary and the bar in Cerrillos.

Tourists enjoying a drink.

Mary's Bar in Cerrillos, New Mexico

Diane with Mary on hre 95th Birthday

Diane with Mary on her 95th Birthday

Remember to continually add photos to the house raffle website. It helps to keep it fresh, and entices ticket buyers to return and check it out. If you have a special visitor to the prize  home, take their photo and post it. Or you can create a page showing photos of ticket buyers and what they have to say about the prize  home, and the cause that will benefit from this house raffle fundraiser.

To your success!
Diane Giraudo McDermott

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