We met during a six-day trailride in Monument Valley with Adventure Trails and Dana Burden back in 1988. You were our resident entertainer. Great ride. Check my web site and you'll see a picture taken at that time.
I'd driven from Maine in my blue custom van (which I still own). I still live in Maine, retired from the roller rink business, and now write westerns and children's horse stories.--small world.
My best to you,
I never went back to MV either; the next year I rode the San Fransicso Peaks using Don Donnelly's horses again and Dana Burden. His Adventures Trails' west bust not long after that...sorry to hear of his passing. The following years I rode UT, SD, CO, worked summers as a wrangler in WY for four years, then began riding on International treks.
Do you still trail ride?
Sounds like you've been real busy writing about Arizon's fantastic history and telling tall tales--I still have your autographed book Arizona Adventure--nice to have come across you again.
My best, Pat
Did Shelley continue with Gold Canyon Stables after Don died? They DID have the best horses and I liked the way he and his outfit treated them. I rode a super little Morgan mare on the MV ride and an ex-rodeo pickup horse the next year up the SFPeaks.
I don't remember Ben Johnson; was he on the trail ride we were on? And yes, who can forget the showers--curtains blowing in the wind and all, but water is water.
I've been on many rides where the only available water (in the Rockies) was yesterdays' snow!! and too darned cold to do anything except dip your hand in and splash a little on stragic spots.
Seems like you have ridden all of Arizona, great State, great scenery, great weather. I rafted down the Grand Canyon in 2003, haven't been back since--sometime.
It's got to be difficult finding and staying married again after being happily married for half a lifetime to a partner who has passed.
Shelly was a nice lady and a grest partner to Don.
Nice connecting with you again and I wish you the best.
Hi, there's been changes since Dana's book came out. Too bad he's not around to do a revision. It's a great book. So is the other one, "Where the Past Lives," the book about Constellation Road. We did the road with that book as a guide. FASCINATING!
Hi Marshall, I have a couple of J. Rosa books 1 is the Gunfighter the other is Cowboy joinly by Robin May. I have seen interviews and docu's. featuring him on History/Discovery channels. Yes J Rosa is a good authority on Wild Bill, I once met with Thad Turner back in Tombstone, he is also a great Wild Bill fan
I am so happy to hear from you. : ) I would love to cross paths with you and sing together. I am one of your greatest fans you know...
Talk to you soon.
P.S. Check out my new pictures from the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on my website. www.jenniferlind.net
I had such a great time. :)
The first time I met you was the Earp fundraiser. You went on right before I did. You told a story that couldn't be closer than the song I was about to sing, 'Cowboy State of Mind' I couldn't believe how well you set me up to sing it...I would be honored to perform with you sometime... Plus, I LOVE Dolan Ellis. Tell Kathy, I will buzz over there if anything comes up. We could have alot of fun. I have family in Phoenix I can visit at the same time ! :)
Ha ha ha ! You are so funny ! I don't believe anyone is too old to do anything ! Who says there are any rules in life about that !
I recently performed at the Stockton Sailing Club. It was a very fun event. I brought a hair brush and asked a woman to come up and sing a song on stage ( even though she said she couldn't sing ) I told her that was how my career in music started... with a hair brush and a mirror ! She sang into that hair brush like she was a Rock Star ! How fun was that ! Ha ha ha ! Dolan is funny like that too. I hope we can hook up down the road sometime....Take care my friend.
I'm getting ready to publish my first western/romance by a writer named Jere D. James. The story is set here in Arizona...mostly Prescott and Wickenburg areas in 1888. It's a wonderful read...funny, touching, and action packed too.
I'm wondering if you'd be willing to look over the manuscript and give us a "blurb" for the back of the book. It would really mean so much to Jere and me...and my company, Moonlight Mesa Associates here in Wickenburg.
I'd be glad to send you the file in PDF format...less paper to clutter your desk. It's a relative short book...more along the lines of Louis L'Amour as far as length goes. I can also just send the book as a word document.
I hope you'll consider doing this. I know it's an imposition, but I also think you'll REALLY enjoy the story.
Marshall, I can't thank you enough for your kindness in doing this. I'll contact you as soon as the second edit is completed. If you'll send me your email address, I'll upload the file as a PDF attachment once any final corrections are made.
Again, thank you SO MUCH! I do think you're really going to enjoy the book. Becky
Hi, Marshall, I absolutely don't want to be a pest, but am wondering about the "blurb" for Saving Tom Black. We'd like to upload the cover with your blurb on it...I'd like to send out some ARCs. Any idea when it might be ready?
Hi Marshall. I made an entry in "Ask the Marshall" today (8/13) re: Doc Holliday vs Johnny Ringo. It slipped below the surface when it got no response. I am very interested in the info, and appreciate if you would locate the entry and share your knowledge on the subject.
Marshall, I'm telling you this hughes.net leaves a lot to be desired. I'm in the process of getting some Advanced Reader Copies. How about I just send you one. It'd be my pleasure. Got an address you prefer??
Hi There my friend Marshall Trimble !
Hope things are well !
I will be in AZ from the 22nd until the 28th of December. Do you have any shows ? I would love to go to one ! ; )
Jennifer Lind www.jenniferlind.net
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