May 5, 2022
What do you do when your wife is eight-and-one-half months pregnant with your first child? Well, if you're like me, you go down to the Old Pueblo and pick up a pair of custom made boots by Johnny Weinkauf, put them on and head south for a history research trip, stopping at Rio Rico Resort for some Zs, then a quick trip across the border for good Mexican food at La Roca and back to Rio Rico for a picture.
My new custom Weinkauf boots,
April 16, 1980 at Rio Rico Resort
photo by Kathy Sue
The next day you would take your very pregnant wife to Mescal Springs and hike out there to see where Wyatt Earp allegedly shot and killed Curly Bill. Then you speed over to Tombstone to go in the O.K. Corral.
I know what you're thinking, how in the hell is this insane guy still married to that poor woman? Frankly, I don't have a clue, but here we are four decades later!
Oh, and what about the baby Kathy Sue was carrying around Cochise County to term? Well, Deena C. turns 42 in two days. So, Happy birthday number one daughter!
"I'll be singing, 'When they operated on Daddy they opened up Mama's male.'"