December 22, 2011Just got some great photos of my my grandparents from my cousin Tap Lou Weir. This is my grandfather, Bob Guess, his wife, my grandmother, Louise and their first born daughter Sadie Pearl at Steins Pass, New Mexico. Love the hat.
And here's my mother, Bobbie Guess, stylin' beside a car on Jefferson Street at the foot of what would later become Radar Hill.
If you look closely, you'll see a kid running around the back of the car to the left of my mother. That, I believe is the future World Champion Steer Roper Billy Hamilton. He was trained by my grandfather Bob Guess. Here is a photo of him with my cousin Donna Duncan.
Donna led a tragic life and died much too early. There was a great sadness about her and a troubled mystery that no one in the family talks about. Donna was the first born daughter of Sadie Pearl, the baby in the first photo.
"Home is the one place you go where they have to take you in."
—Old Vaquero Saying