Wednesday, March 29, 2006

March 29, 2006
Still overcast and wet out. Went for a bike ride with the dogs at about seven. Cement trucks, dump trucks and back hoes everywhere, all with their incessant backup tooting. Building going on everywhere around us. One construction site north of us is digging up so much dirt they are offering it to anyone. I caught Bev the Barber last night opening the Barro’s gate so a dump truck could unload two loads of filtered dirt. The neighbors across the street have redone their entire driveway with the stuff.

Meanwhile at the office, Dave Daiss is putting in pavement at the entrance to the True West World Headquarters, and another crew is building a new road up the steep hillside behind our building (I’m looking out the window at the stakes and red flags and can hear the dozer’s grinding and tooting, as well.

Inquiring Blog Readers Want to Know
"Is BBB in the basketball photo?"
—Francine Alexander

Yes, number 13.

Wendell Havatone’s CD
“That was beautiful. I played it for everybody in my office and they all thought it was great. Of course I had to tell all about Wendell and his athletic escapades. I told them about the Exits and all the school dances and I'm sure they all started to get bored, but I didn't care. It was my memories and I hope I never forget them, I'll cherish them as long as I can. Thank you for being a part of them.”
—Scott Bell

Reader’s Poll Response
“Your Tombstone poll has perfect timing as me, my wife and our 11 yr old outlaw are planning our first TRUE WEST adventure to tombstone this summer (gee—I wonder if it’s hot down there in the summer time?) we would sure appreciate any tips from you or your readers on -good food -places to stay-etc. and things not to be missed in Tombstone and the surrounding area.”
—Kyle, Buffalo Prairie, Illinois

P.S. you must have decided to keep the blog—thats a good deal you sum bitch.

Western Road Trip On The Shanghai Highway
“I am on the trail performing with the Great American Cowboy Concert Tour in China. After appearances on The Great Wall, in Beijing and Shanghai, I will return to the office on April 5.”
—Jeff Hildebrandt, Westerns Channel

Favorite Onion Headline de Jour
Rumsfeld: Iraquis Now Capable Of Conducting War Without U.S. Assistance

News From The Front Lines
“Steve Michener from Pittsford, NY called to renew today. He said that he came to the west (AZ) for the first time 2 years ago and fell in love with the area. Last year they traveled to CA and visited Death Valley and some other areas. He said that he would like to visit Wyoming and Montana and that TW has been a part of spurring this interest.”
—Carole Glenn

“After about three lessons the voice teacher said, 'Don't take voice lessons. Do it your way.'"
—-Johnny Cash

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