Saturday, April 13, 2024

Funeral for A Friend, Logo Featuring My Mama

 April 13, 2024

   Today is the funeral for Fayrene Hume, the Angel of Ashfork, as Marshall Trimble calls her in our new book, "The 66 Kids." We have dedicated the book to her loving memory.

Fayrene with Marshall Trimble

On The Hood And In The Hood

   My mother came to Kingman in 1933, after her father went broke in the Great Depression (he bought his dream ranch in 1929). And, yes, that is her, above, on the hood of her dad's Dodge pickup at the Diamond Bar Ranch north of Kingman.

   My earliest memory is of being on the road in the back seat with my dad driving, somewhere west of Peach Springs, Arizona. Growing up, it seemed like we were always on the road, actually THAT road: Route 66. As I mentioned in the first volume of this series, every summer we made the trek back to the family farm in Iowa. And, not only were the memories vivid, some were life changing—when I bought a bogus Billy the Kid photo at the Longhorn Museum east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can draw almost a straight line from there to owning True West magazine, which is also where I met Marshall Trimble and we have worked together for the past 25 years. 

   About a year ago, Marshall and I compared notes and found out we had a lot in common growing up on 66 and we decided we should write a book about it! So, as you have no doubt discovered, we have.

   And, when that book is finally printed, we are going to do a live version of the show in Prescott at the Elks Theater on May 24. Here is Dan The Man's clever logo for that event:

Dan-O-Rama Panorama

   And, yes, that is my mama ridin' the hood of that Ford Fairlane! What goes around, comes around!

"We are like books. Most people only see our cover, the minority read only the introduction, many people believe the critics. Few will know our content."

—Emile Zola


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