Monday, December 05, 2011

Snow & William Antrim's Outhouse

December 5, 2011

Legendary Creekers, Lew and Tara Jones (owners of the gone-but-not-forgotten Mineshaft Bar & Restaurant in Cave Creek) came over for dinner on Saturday night. Lew gifted me with a piece of wood from William Antrim's outhouse in Mogollon, New Mexico. It has a plaque stating such and I put it on the wall next to our front door so everyone who visits will know how proud I am of it.

Of course, William Antrim was Billy the Kid's step-father and someone suggested I add a claim to the bottom, that "Billy the Kid sat here." Maybe. Ha.

Woke up to snow this morning, which dusted Elephant Butte north of our house:

Spent all weekend working on cover image for our centennial package. Very ambitious. Lots going on. Sneak peek later.

Sometimes when I hear the horror stories of kids growing up, I feel guilty that my parents were so decent. I have to say I really identify with P.J.:

"My parents also neglected to abuse me. They're gone now, alas. . .I've thought about asking my wife's parents to abuse me, but it seems a little late. I did have a stepfather who bowled."
—P.J. O'Rourke

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