The Sepia Saturday prompt of off to the creamery, Austrailian farms, and men on horseback yielded for me a favorite picture of my Grandmother Sigfords brothers/half-brothers-cousins.
|Ray, David, and Phil Keyes on family ranch outside of Mitchell OR|
|The Picture was on the face of this postcard "addressed to"|
Mrs. Sigford (Agnes Keyes Sigford)
with a note
this has been taken a long time
The photograph was most likely sent to my grandmother, tucked in a letter which has been long goen. Much to my chagrin, the postcard had no address, stamp or postmark. I wish I knew more about this picture and what they were doing, the names of the horses, and did they always looks so much like dapper horsemen.
I always thought they could have been casted in Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid. The youngest of the three, David (in the center) cowboyed most of his life. To all accounts, David Keyes was an expert horseman and was a horse wrangler for Rueb Long (rancher, storyteller and author of The Oregon Desert). He also worked for the ZX ranch near Paisly, Oregon, of course that meant working cows and horses from Paisly, Lakeview, Silver Lake and the hundred or so miles of sagebrush covered hills between.
Now good Sepians, check out the other offerings for this 182nd Sepia Saturday.
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© Joan G. Hill, Roots'n'Leaves Publications