Toby Manzanares was born in El Rito, New Mexico, a small mountain community in the northern part of the state. He graduated from high school in 1954 and ran away to join the Navy. Her returned to El Rito in 1968 seeking the love of Tina Marie whom he had seen two years previously when he was home on leave. In 1960, he went to work for the U.S. Government in Denver, Colorado, as a science technician after holding several jobs previously in New Mexico. He attended the University of Colorado at night where he eared a bachelor's degree in Geology. In 1967, he married Tina Marie; his long sought girlfriend. Toby and Tina had an only son, Steve James that is now married to his beautiful wife Lori Michelle. They in turn now have a beautiful daughter, McKenzie Nicole. Toby eventually retired from the Federal Government as a Geologist in 1989. This book is dedicated to Toby and Tina's beautiful granddaughter, Mckenzie Nicole.