The morning sky was blazing red when the sun rose just before I picked up Ron M. for our drive on Route 66 to Afton Station. It was majestic and beautiful beyond description but, as with all sunrises, it lasted only a few fleeting moments.
Our other visitors came from Nashville TN, Springfield MO, Vinita OK, and Bartlesville, OK. Marly was with us all day, too, working on that fence.
For a few years now, I've been asking any of my visitors who have childhood memories of the old Buffalo Ranch down the road (now closed) if they remember having photos taken of themselves riding one of the stuffed animals (actual taxidermied horse and a buffalo) in front of the place. If they have such a memory and still have the photos, I've asked them for a copy of the picture. So far, I've accumulated about 9 or 10 photos. One of these days I'll publish them here. Meanwhile, if anyone has such a photo, I'd sure love to have a scan of it! Perhaps, some day, there'll be a book. . .