Thursday, January 26, 2012
Above pic was taken in the early 1900's in Idaho, probably. The man on the left is my father and the other one is his brother-in-law from the first marriage. You can see where I get my Western leanings from. It was part of life back then and continues on. NO, THEY WEREN'T OUTLAWS! I can't get over my Pa with a cheroot in his paw. He always smoked Bull Durham.
Upcoming events in Arizona. It will be 100 on Feb 12:
Jan 29 - Wickenburg. The Phoenix Symphony and the Music of John Williams
Feb 2-14 - Ajo. Centennial Celebration with old timey stuff.
Feb 3-5 - Sierra Vista. The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering.
Feb 4 - Phoenix. DogEaredPages Bookstore. Lecture and Book Signing, Reforming the Prisons with Arizona Authors Sue Ellen Allen and Bob Kaplan.
Feb 9-19 - Phoenix. Statehood Days. Big celebration at the Pioneer Living History Museum.
Feb 11 - Phoenix. Centennial Ball.
Feb 11 - Prescott. Trappings of a Horse Culture at the Phippen Museum.
Feb 11 - Scottsdale. Parada del Sol Parade. World famous horse drawn parade.
The Centennial events go on and on throughout the State. Pack a bag, climb on your saddle, and trot on down and help us celebrate long and hard. None of us will be here for the next one. Well, maybe a few hardy souls will survive.
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