January 31, 2010
Packing for my trip up the mountain tomorrow morning to Orme Ranch School. Going to be teaching a class on illustration and creating graphic novels to a dozen students at the international school (Robert Ray kidded me, last week, that perhaps they can teach me "How To Finish A Graphic Novel". Ha. Touche, Sir Snippy).
I've never taught a class before, so Kathy, an ex-teacher, ran me through the drill. She says I need lesson plans. Okay. How about this? 1.… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 31, 2010 at 3:30pm —
We have everything to Lose and nothing to gain.
My words are like the stars that never change. Whatever Seattle says, the Great Chief in Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons.
The White Chief [Governor Stevens of the time] says that the Big Chief at Washington sends us greetings of friendship and goodwill. This is kind of him, for we know he has little need of our friendship in… Continue
Added by JOHNNY RAMIREZ on January 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
January 30, 2010
Man, did this month evaporate, or what? Nice day at home, although I did go into the office to finish up an overview-redesign on our travel issue. Did several roughs for layout consideration, but our server is acting up, not responding, so I couldn't even send email. Frustrating. Called Robert Ray at home, but the phone fix didn't work (take out the router jack on the little black box on top of the server for about 20 seconds and reconnect it. This seems to be… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 30, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Not unlike today’s PBR, Charlie found that of all his Wild West demonstrations the bull wrestling event excited and drew the largest crowds. With Charlie’s entrepreneurial spirit at work he ventured forth to Mexico for seven months where his show performed in conjunction with the festivities of the national sport of bullfighting. The huge crowds, pageantry and festivals so impressed Joe Wolfe, a man of dubious character and proprietor of hotels in Cripple Creek, that he surmised a bullfight in… Continue
Added by Danny Meadows on January 30, 2010 at 4:16pm —
Bastard. How to you chase after the bad guys when your Jeep keeps breaking down? Better yet, how do you put a saddle on a jeep? I wonder who came up with that idea. Maybe, Pat Brady was afraid to ride horses. That reminds me about the lyrics to my favorite song by Toby Keith. The song starts out " Hey, kitty have you ever thought of running away with me"."Would you settle down with me and get married"? That was referring to the T.V. show Gunsmoke. No Matt Dillon would never say that to… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on January 29, 2010 at 7:00pm —
January 29, 2010
As an update, so far, I have never made it to 10,000 steps a day. The closest I came was about 6,500 and man, that was walking almost all the time. I lost my pedometer at the Desert Ridge 3-D showing of Avatar
a couple weeks ago. Had my feet up on the stadium seating railing and the pedometer, which hooked to my belt, must have slipped off and fallen behind the seats. I realized it when I got to the door, went back and looked in vain.
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 29, 2010 at 4:30pm —
A few days ago Bob mentioned about a digital collection at University of New Mexico. I enjoyed checking out its priceless photos. It made me think of looking at other collections on the web. The more I dug, the more I discovered. There are so many digital resources out there. One I found is the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery it provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The NYPL's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps,… Continue
Added by Geoff Stevens on January 29, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Love and ways of the Land
I was born in Nature's wide domain! The trees were all that sheltered my infant limbs, the blue heavens all that covered me. I am one of Nature's children. I have always admired her. She shall be my glory: her features, her robes, and the wreath about her brow, the seasons, her stately oaks, and the evergreen - her hair, ringlets over the earth - all contribute to my enduring love of her.
And wherever I see her, emotions of pleasure roll in… Continue
Added by JOHNNY RAMIREZ on January 29, 2010 at 11:48am —
January 29, 2010
Last night, Kathy and I met Deena Bean and Aaron up at C4 (Cave Creek Coffee Company) to take in Open Mike Night, hosted by Mad Coyote Joe. Stayed out way too late, but really enjoyed the music. I had forgotten how enriching music can be. One young guitarist told a story about being in Montana and meeting a pretty girl and she told him to meet her at Glacier Lake which was quite a hike, and, anyway, like so many frisky horndogs, he found himself driving halfway… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 29, 2010 at 10:30am —
My wife went to a Goodwill store in Scottsdale yesterday looking for knitting books and look what she brought me home. This issue has an article and original cover art by some guy named Bob Boze Bell that claims he's crazy about everything Billy. It was a fine article and I learned some things about the Kid I did not know. Thanks Bad Bob!…
Added by Flying R on January 29, 2010 at 8:30am —
The Wedding". Gabby replied, "Everybody will be strangulating themselves before the wedding even starts". That line was from a Roy Rogers flick that I was watching the other day called (Young Bill Hickok). It was funny as always when Gabby speaks his mind. What do you think?
Added by Robert L. Heighes on January 28, 2010 at 7:56pm —
January 28, 2010
I am writing this with a big grin on my face. Why? Because a half century ago (actually 55 years ago, almost to the day), I had a dream of someday owning a fringed-leather pullover just like the Range Rider's, and now I'm wearing it as I type this:
TV was a brand new phenom and we were living in Swea City, Iowa where my dad had a Phillip's 66 gas station. We were one of the first families on our block to… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 28, 2010 at 2:30pm —
January 28, 2010
Yesterday we met with Marshall Trimble here at the True West offices about doing something regarding the state of Arizona closing numerous parks, including the Tombstone Courthouse. Here is what Marshall came up with:
ARIZONA HERITAGE FUND AND STATE PARKS
Everyone knows these are tough times and I don’t know anybody who hasn’t been hurt by it but do we have to sacrifice our heritage and crown jewels?
I call on people everywhere to… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 28, 2010 at 11:54am —
January 27, 2010
I'm flying to Lubbock, Texas on Friday for a speech at the Ranching Heritage Association, then up to Orme Ranch for a round of teaching the next Monday thru Friday. Then off to Utah on February 10 for a speech to history teachers. Going to be busy.
Had lunch with Marshall Trimble at El Encanto. Had fun telling each other historic lies. Got rather deep. Also talked about a possible centennial show and book. Had the special, green chile burro and decaf… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 27, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Charles Henson Meadows was born March 10th 1860. died December 9, 1932. Known as "Arizona Charlie" A Legendary Cowboy, Klondike Stampeder and Wild West Showman. His family were early Arizona Territory pioneers settling in the Tonto Basin area near Payson when he was 16 years old.
The family ranch was attacked by Apaches when he was 23. He began to dream of other ways to make a life for himself and became a rodeo performer helping to found the Payson Rodeo. He was 15 years younger than… Continue
Added by Danny Meadows on January 27, 2010 at 2:30pm —
January 27, 2010
Cloudy and overcast again this morning. Walked down to the Rockaway Hills crossing this morning to look at the storm damage. Looks like Cave Creek crested at about 12 to 15 feet. It's running about three inches right now.
I have a couple of favorite art patrons. One is a highway patrolman in the midwest named Ryan Marcy. He has purchased about a dozen of my original images and has commissioned me to do a painting on the O.K. Corral. Another patron, sent… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 27, 2010 at 10:48am —
Have Any Lame Horses". Calamity replied," Well Will Just Have To Bang One Up Then." that line was from a flick that I was watching the other day. It was called (Young Bill Hickok). The scene was where Roy needed some private time with his bride to be before the wedding.That's was very funny I thought. How about you?
Added by Robert L. Heighes on January 27, 2010 at 9:37am —
January 26, 2010
Lots of people saw the PBS premiere of Wyatt Earp
last night. I know because I have been getting comments, emails and blog postings about it all day. Most have been positive.
I really didn't like my performance. I looked pained and not unlike a grizzled old man recovering from a heart attack. Plus, I flubbed a line about Virgil Earp walking out of the "Oriental Hotel." I was thinking about Virgil walking back to his hotel from the Oriental Saloon… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
January 26, 2010
Mark Gardner just sent me another photo of a very controversial New Mexico character, Oliver Lee:
Considered by some to be the killer of Albert Fountain and his six-year-old son, Oliver Lee, got off due in part to the expert lawyering of Albert Fall (who, by the way, Mark tells me is the third guy kneeling from the right in the Garrett photo).
Anybody know the year of the car? Which would help… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 26, 2010 at 12:37pm —
January, 26, 2010
Got this photo yesterday from Mark Gardner, who has been following our Size Matters quest:
It's not hard to spot Juan Largo's tall frame in the back row. I have never seen this photo. According to Mark, it's from the Center for Southwest Research, UNM (they don't charge a use fee).
The interesting thing, to me, is that the guy to the left of Garrett is probably about 5.5 or 5.7 and this is… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on January 26, 2010 at 9:30am —