Sunday, March 24, 2024

Building New Stuff to Look Old And Cheering Up By Looking Down

 March 24, 2024

   Sometimes I take a break and sit out front of the Triple B Studios to take in the serenity. Yesterday, when I looked over to my left, I spied this:

Pump House Shadows

   Yes, my Kingman Cowboy Cousin, Craig Hamilton, built the wall and the pumphouse with these instructions from me: "Craig, I want it to look like it has been here for at least a century." And, that he did!

Craig Hamilton, at left, and his father Billy
on the Turkey Track Ranch, 1973

   Also, it must be mentioned, in the middle of the project he said to me, "Sometime would you like to see the first adobe brick I ever laid?" To which I said, yes, and, so he pointed over at the wall with his chin, "It's right over there." That is so cowboy!

   Speaking of cow-boys and the Boomers who were hired to keep them at bay.

Daily Reworked Whip Out:

"Standing On A Corner In Tombstone, Arizona, Such A Fine Sight to See, It's Virgil Earp, My Lord, The City Marshal, Slowing Down to Take At Look at Me Near Hafford's Corner"

   And then, there is his brother.

Daily Reworked Whip Out:

"Part Time Lawman, Full Time Badass."

   Both blonds by the way. See my recent BBB blog entry with the news clipping claiming most desperadoes in the Wild West were blonds.        

   Meanwhile, closer to home.

Daily Whip Out:

"Lil' Sandy From The Big Sandy"

   Her father didn't much approve, but she rode with the boys and stayed with them stride for stride and ride for ride. And she ended up in the history books but that's another story.

   I told my grandson, Weston, sometimes you need to look down to get cheered up. I was in the back yard and looked down to spy this beautiful thing.

A budding succulent

"Slow success builds character, fast success builds ego."

—Ratan Tata

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    good thought B3 - keep cheering some of us up!


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