Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taos Puebleo and My childhood crush.

My beautiful girlfriends and I went to Taos Pueblo this morning. Christel and I were in a shop chatting to the woman when I noticed the name of the owner, Sonny Spruce.

I said, 'I have to tell you a funny story.  Many years ago when I was about 11 or 12 years old I was here with my family watching some dancers when I fell in love with one.  After the dances my mother urged me to go and talk to him.  I asked him what his name was and he said it was Sonny.  Tongue-tied I turned and fled.' 

She laughed and said, 'That's my uncle!' Apparently he's the only Sonny around, and he's always been a dancer and a ladies' man. On the wall was a magazine cover from about that time.  She took me next door to meet her mother, Sonny's sister.  She told stories about having to go rescue Sonny from over-enthusiastic admirers.  We all had a laugh and I told them to say hello to him for me. 

They said he was single and I quickly replied I was happily married.


  1. I think if ANY woman has been there and has met Sonny they fall for him! He is beautiful! My cousin lived in Taos for many years I had the pleasure of visiting from the East on occasion and certainly made a point of seeking out Sonny on my visits! To buy jewelry of course. :)

  2. Jewelry, yes, of course! I understand completely.

    Such a nice comment. Thanks Anonymous..

  3. I can totally understand. In my travels I met Sonny in 1974 and we feel in love at first sight; six months later we married and have a beautiful daughter and now a grand-daughter from that union. He is what you see and so much more. He just called me today to check on how I'm doing. It's right out of the story books; but it really happened for us.

  4. Aw, lovely comment, Julie, thanks for dropping in. You may have been the young woman standing next to him when I introduced myself all those years ago!

  5. Yes, he was one gorgeous dude, but hard.