Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Son Raymond opening his play, "Bohemian Cowboy" in Los Angeles

Raymond sings songs he wrote for his singing sessions with his dad who lived with him a few months nearly every winter in the last ten years of his life. He writes his thoughts about his dad disappearing into the desert above Los Vegas on the turn off to the Valley of Fire. It has been over 3 years now and his dad has never been seen again, even though at the time, a big search even using dogs was made. Raymond will be talking about his mother, too, and his grandfather who was the great cowboy in his ancestory as was his great grandfather, too, who homesteaded his first ranch in Salt Gulch, a valley below Hell's Backbone. Raymond had dreams of being a working cowboy that did not pan out because performing was in his blood. So he became a bohemian cowboy instead!
The photo above is Hell's Backbone Bridge in the beautiful Utah country where Raymond goes every summer. He and his dad used to meet in Boulder for some real country singing sessions under the stars.
See my blog list for more information on the theater and the tickets.


sober white women said...

I do hope that Ryamonds play goes very well!
singing under the stars? I have never done that. I will have to add it to my list of things to do.

Ann said...

Thinking of death this morning as my brother-in-law Keith passed away. He operated the largest crane in California for years, which made him a romantic figure.
He was raised in the same town Raymond's dad was raised, knew the same people. Instead of seeing a play, I am going to a funeral. I will be thinking of you, Raymond.

Ann said...

The picture you had up yesterday was Hell's backbone. What happened to it? This one is in Boulder.


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