Thursday, April 20, 2017

Headstone Suggestion & Needles Serendipity

April 20, 2017
   Kathy asked me this morning what I wanted on my headstone and here is my suggestion:

He loved his Family and the West, in that order.

   Yesterday I went home for lunch and did a quick study on a cover concept for the Olive Oatman story:

Daily Whip Out: "High Above The Needles"

   When I was laying in the washes, I thought to myself, "Dang! I remember several years ago taking a photo of The Needles Mountains from just this angle. I wish I had it now!"

   This morning, Facebook Memories placed this photo on my Home Page:

The Needles Mountains by BBB, April 20, 2010

I was doing a painting of a Colorado steamboat and wanted this distinctive range for photo reference so when Kathy and I were returning from the Arizona History Conference in Laughlin, Nevada, I took the back way down to Needles just to get this shot.

   Ironically, I'm leaving in ten minutes to drive to Flagstaff for this year's Arizona History Conference. Gee, I wonder what Bob Brink's old classmate at Yale thinks about this?

"History gives us a sense of proportion. It's an antidote to a lot of unfortunately human trends like self-importance and self-pity."
—David McCullough

1 comment:

  1. Linda Stewart1:57 PM

    Whew!! You threw that one out there. . . and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings crying Grace, grace unto it. Zech 4:7 soooooooooooo I'd probably put for you " He wore a white cowboy hat and that made him a good guy!! from the gospel of True West.


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