'Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies'
That's the name of the sculpture of 15 wild horses atop a small hill overlooking the Columbia river in Washington that I came upon on my trip last year to attend a wedding in Omak. David Govedare meant to capture the spirit of a time when horses freely roamed the West, and from near or far, these rusting steel ponies testify to his success.
old joe running with the horses.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Jeffrey Cobb Ewing
Born - February 10, 1974 Carmel, CA
Died - May 10, 1990 Santa Cruz, CA
After finding the clarinet much too difficult an instrument to play, Cobb settled on the crash cymbals, an appropriate choice for the lad, as his simplicity and straightforwardness belied the impact he made on all who had the good fortune to know him. At the age of twelve he was in his junior high school band, and as we were getting dressed for the annual concert the children were giving that evening, he came to me and said that he was very nervous about performing.
"Don't worry, son, you'll do great".
"But I have a solo!"
I didn't understand. He played the crash cymbals.
"Well", he said, "It's only one note."