May 10, 2013
Had a pretty cowgirl come visit me two days ago.
Nancy Sheppard is a longtime rodeo roper and performer. (this is a publicity photo of her back in the day) She is doing a rodeo cook book and asked me for my grandmother Guessie's pinto bean recipe. Nancy brought me Choc Hamilton's obit in the December, 2012 issue of Pro Rodeo Sports News, which I'm sending on to my cousin Billy (Choc's son).
Meanwhile, someone on Facebook posted an amazing photo of Angie Dickinson on the set of Rio Bravo and I was kind of stunned at how racy the outfit was for the times.
So, naturally I had to Google Angie Dickinson and found a ton of photos of her in short shorts. She certainly was a stunning woman. I actually met her in Ridgway, Colorado about six or seven years ago during the first (and only) True Grit Days. We had a pre-party in the newly rennovated Beaumont Hotel in Ouray and there she was, in her seventies, mingling with the locals in the lobby and still as sexy as can be. On Saturday night, when we came back from the screening of True Grit in the park at Ridgway (where the hanging took place in the movie), I was walking to the front door when Angie pulled up with her driver and she leaned forward, like a high school girl, and waved to me, in the most flirtatious way.
"Vanish vanity, and there you are."