March 4, 2010
Went home for lunch and bailed into a scratchboard of the Baby G yawning like a just fed kitten in a bay window. That's a Norman Rockwell dog I poached from a book featuring his work.
As you know, Baby G's parent's named him Goyathlay—He Who Yawns, but he had a life that was anything but a yawner. As a young Apache warrior, his Spanish speaking adversaries exclaimed in the heat of battle that he fought like Saint Jerome. That was appropriated to the Spanish pronunciation of Hay-ron-imo, and of course, the Americans flattened it from there to Geronimo.
Some yawner, eh?
As promised, here is a photo of Don Imus and his brother Fred on their parent's ranch east of Kingman:
I believe that's Don in the foreground. The Willows is the name of the ranch and according to Marshall Trimble it's closer to Seligman than Kingman. This photo is from a book Don published with his brother Fred called "Two Guys Four Corners," and was published in 1997.
"Time is the justice that examines all offenders."
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