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The Gift (Charlie Russell)

This is the way history has been passed along for thousands of years, in song.  The life of Ol’ Charlie Russell.  Ian Tyson has a way of writing some lines that only someone that is savvy on the deal would understand.  “The twisted wrist of the hullihan throw,” is one of those great lines.

I recommend reading Trails Plowed Under a book written by Charlie Russell and listening to Ian Tyson music while reading it.  You will be experiencing two of the best at bringing the cowboy to you in an authentic way.

~ Curt Pate

This is a Charlie Russell painting titled “The Wagon Boss.” The Scoop Loop this week will be about seeing things from the top of a hill so this is on theme.

My mom’s grandmother cleaned house for the Russells and my Mother gave me a book of prints that Charlie Russell gave my great grandmother.  My favorite Russell is titled “The Roundup 2” and I will put it up here someday.

~ Curt Patephoto 11-18