authentic Bola Tie. It's from Danny's Jewelers on Tegner in Wickenburg -- the perfect gift for Bro Jo's b'day.
This classic hand-made silver jewelry used to be a staple at Danny's taller but now that the maestro is working pretty much in gold exclusively, I picked a Bola for Joe made by one of the best young American Indian silversmiths working today.
The clasp is Navajo. It's Silver and Tourquise. Makes you wish you commuted by horse instead of by car -- you could dress up in Danny's Finest and look mighty sharp.
Happy birthday, Joedy!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Old Poppy here looks mighty good in the stylin' cap from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Since I didn't attend school there I probably ought not to wear the cap. But two high school buddies, Morrie Adams and Tim Werbe are grads of W '65, and so I get a hall pass in this case.
Adams and I were talking the other day, and the conversation got around to colleges, caps, and, lo and behold, this shiny white all nice and clean baby arrived from the UPS dude. Check it out: don't you like the look?
Morrie is a monster. Awesome. Thoughftul and generous. Go, Wabash!
Posted by Poppy H. at 6:35:00 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
For sale - cheap. Straight out of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." And sitting in an empty lot in Wickenburg, AZ.
Truck go-to guy James Terman says it's most likely a '36 Ford fuel delivery vehicle. The three separate tank tops suggest a customer option of kerosene, leaded gasoline, or ...... what's in that third tank, James?
The old Ford is pretty rusty. But she's still a beaut, and a classic, and a reminder of a simpler time in our history.
Just like me and James!?
Posted by Poppy H. at 8:40:00 AM