Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The competent wranglers of the Don K Ranch staff of 1989 really knew how to saddle horses. Each saddle was carefully matched to the size of the horse.
It's never too early to start saddling babies.For those who care about these things, the horses in the pictures are Maestro (chestnut butt), Peanut Butter (red dun kiddy horse), Pee Wee (buckskin yearling filly who was saddled but not ridden), Sioux (possibly the stupidest horse ever) and Diablo (who could be counted on to colic if she was ridden two days in a row.)
Friday, November 28, 2008
Erin and Franco introduced Ryan and James to the joy of bowling when they visited in 2006. It is now one of James' favorite activities!Ryan likes bowling, too. The gutter bumpers really help out. There are no gutter balls for the Buxton men!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My friend Karley, her husband Ed, and her daughter Mia are going to be staying at Ed's sister's house in Longmont this year for Christmas. That's only an hour's drive from Aurora so of course we've made plans to see each other. The last time I saw Karley was 1994!
The next picture is blurry, but I still like it. It's funny to me that of all the famous things Karley and Amber visited while in Memphis (Beale Street, the Civil Rights Museum, Graceland, the river),Corky's BarBQ was the only place commemorated with a photograph. That's some darn fine Barbeque!
That was the year Karley and her friend Amber flew from Seattle to New Orleans. They rented a convertible and drove it to Memphis for a short visit.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
That last picture of Jock made me sad so I had to scan some from when he was a lot less pitiful. The caption on the back of this one says Erin is feeding Jock a special birthday meal in 1984.Jock was an outdoor dog. He did not get to come in the house, but he still knew how to visit me when I was holed up in my bedroom.This picture is also from 1984.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have hardly any pictures of myself as a kid and the few I have are all looking pretty old and faded. I've been trying to fix them up a bit in Photoshop. I'm learning, but I wish I was a more skilled photo editor. Still, this one looks much better on the screen than it does in person. This was taken in Fall 1975. This is me on my ninth birthday in 1978. I still have that book!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dad celebrated his eightieth birthday on June 27, 2008. Colleen, Erin and I organized a party in his honor. In this picture, he does not appear to be properly appreciative of our efforts.The guest list included friends, family and neighbors.There were also two dogs in attendance.While the grown ups socialized, the kids played croquet. James needs lessons. Dad leads everyone in singing "Happy Birthday".Cutting the cake.