Feruary 18, 2022
Me and the Boys—and one Girl—have been threatening to do a book on Old Vaquero Sayings for a couple years now, but with Covid and the stresses of everyday life, we could never seem to get in the same place at the same time. That changed, today.
The OVS Project Team at Cattletrack
One of the design team members, Edmundo Segundo, third from right, bought one of my scratchboards right off the table, and his assistant, Kenny Richardson bought three.
I will say, those Mell boys have good taste in art.
At least 20 years ago, we were in Bisbee with my son Thomas Charles and his fiance Amy Pothong. It was a Saturday and we were looking for some good Mexican food so we drove down to Naco, on the Mexican border, and thought we might find something muy autentico down there. We easily crossed the border and saw a couple of contenders, but I drove on down the main drag looking for just the right spot. About two miles down, I decided to turn around in the enveloping darkness, and spied two horseback riders coming along the roadway. On a whim, I put the Land Cruiser in park, kept the motor running, grabbed my camera and opened the door and asked the two riders if I could take their photo. They laughed and I shot this Hail Mary photo not knowing if the flash even worked or if I even got anything. When I got home and the film was developed (doesn't that sound antiquated!), I was pleasantly surprised to see this:
Naco Vaqueros On A Saturday Night
Dressed up and riding on a Saturday evening. Two friends enjoying a horseback ride. I wonder where they are today?