Suffice it to say that we did get into the D. H. Lawrence Ranch at the very end of September, but there’s no guarantee of a return visit for us, or anyone. The University of New Mexico has chosen to close the ranch even though Frieda Lawrence stipulated, when she bequeathed the ranch to the University in 1956, that the D. H. Lawrence Shrine remain open to the public. Those fortunate enough to have signed the guest book in the past know that visitors come from around the world to pay homage to Lawrence. Hopefully, soon, the University will honor Frieda Lawrence’s mandate and once again welcome all who come.
To me, the D. H. Lawrence Ranch is one of the great “bookpaths.”