Having you as my friends, family, associates, bloggers and fellow Americans makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. Christmas is a time of reflection, merriment and gratefulness for our Lord and this great country we live in. A very merry Christmas to you and may this season be filled with joy and laughter for you and your entire family.
I love the American West and all that it stands for. That’s why, when the famous UU Bar in Cimarron, New Mexico was offered for sale, I also sought the opportunity to purchase and refurbish the nearby historic St. James Hotel. The hotel was first built in 1872, on the recommendation of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. The St. James has a rich history. Its builder was Henri (later Henry) Lambert who served as a personal chef to President Abraham Lincoln. Upon finding a little