Missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs 6 years in a row (longer than a California drought) and after being picked to do the same thing again – the Calgary Flames beat (and eliminated) the Stanley Cup Champions, Los Angeles Kings – to claim one of the last Playoff spots – with only one game left in the their NHL season. Amazing stuff.
Johnny Gaudreau (from Boston College) (above left) will undoubtedly win National Hockey League Rookie of the Year – celebrating with linemate Sean Monahan.
“Bullet holes Sir? Hell no, thems termites.”?
Been trying to get something on the board before I head down to Tucson on Friday. Going down for a week or so. So I’m not sure I’ll be able to put anything on the blog till then. I’ll try.
Don’t really know much about the Tucson area except that it’s not far from Tombstone – so we’re definitely going to head over there for a day or two.
Tucson is about the same size as Calgary population-wise: a million people. And I’m sure we’ll find plenty to do.
Naturally going to head over the Old Tuscon Studios – where they made a lot of Westerns. That should be a bit of fun. Too bad I don’t drink anymore cuz I’d sure like to slug back a jigger of rotgut at the saloon. Ah well, this old greenhorn dude has probably stared down his last desperado anyway. But cha never know.
Any ideas? I’m listnin’.
Tim, I think i found yer train.
“Frederic Sackrider Remington
(October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909)
Wikipedia says: “was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.”
Some of My Favorite Remingtons:
The Scout, Friends or Foes
Mounted Cowboy In Chaps With Race Horse
A dash for the timber
Downing the Nigh Leader
The Bronco Buster
Comanche Brave, Fort Reno, Indian Territory
Fight for the waterhole
Coming to the call
Shotgun Hospitality, 1908
End of the day
The Mountain Man
So many, many images I could put here …
Does this look like a Great Western Artist?:
Frederick Sackrider Remington
Frederick Sackrider Remington
OK … how about this?:
Frederick Remington: Self Portrait on horse.
That’s more like it !
There’s no question where the name “Buffalo Soldier” comes from. During battle a Soldier would often lose his horse, but the Buffalo Soldier had the uncanny ability to mount a nearby buffalo and charge back into the fray. Imagine the terrified Indians as a mounted Buffalo Soldier was bearing down on them!!! Amazing !!
Yeee Haww !!!
The bond between a Buffalo Soldier and his steed is legendary.
Sgt Miles Toopistal and Daisy
BUFFALO SOLDIER – Paul Lanquist
READY FOR TEN by Don Stivers
Buffalo Soldier #5 by James Goodridge
THE WARNING SHOT by Don Stivers
by Robin Lauersdorf
Riding Point II – Al Brown
Buffalo Soldier – 9th U.S. Cavalry – by Freeman
BUFFALO SOLDIERS OF THE WEST by Mort Kunstler
BUFFALO SOLDIERS – artist unknown to me
BUFFALO SOLDIER – Les Lefevre
Scout’s Out – by Lee Brubaker
Buffalo Soldier by Jim Clements
Buffalo Soldier – by Armand Cabrera
Coming up …
Black Cowboy … The Buffalo Soldiers: The Reality?: