iBienvenidos! Welcome! Come on in!
Snacks and beverages are over there, games and fun stuff are out in the backyard.
Please, come in! Friends, family, casual passerby, you’re all welcome to the brand spanking new home of that venerable ol’ blog called Oh Fair New Mexico.
Thanks for helping me move, I owe ya one!
After almost four years and a thousand posts, I decided it was time to move to a self-hosted blog. All the cool kids are doing it.
Heck, the New Year seemed like as good a time as any to launch my new address.
To help get this blogwarming party started, I wanted to give my readers a gift, and so I decided to read another New Mexican folktale as my first post in the new location.
Readers of the original Oh Fair New Mexico will recall that I did my first folktale reading back in June. I had so much fun, so I decided to go again.
This selection is called “The Orphan Boy” and is taken from the book Cuentos de Cuanto Hay, Tales from Spanish New Mexico
The story collection is published by University of New Mexico Press, and was edited and translated by Joe Hayes.
So, without further ado, I welcome you to “The Orphan Boy”, as originally told by Porfirio Roybal of Jacona, New Mexico.
If you’d prefer to just read the story yourself, click here.
Or, to listen to my read, click below. It runs just over ten minutes. Player opens in a new window.
Karen Fayeth reading The Orphan Boy
Story was recorded using Garageband with some relatively low-tech gear, but it gets the job done. If you are an audiophile, I guarantee this recording will make you nutty. Read the .pdf instead. Let me know if you have any technical issues.