Monday, November 16, 2009

A Blast from the Past

I've been working on Christmas gifts so I can't post those until after the first of the year. So...
I thought I'd give a bit of Montana history! Do you remember the Rick O'Shay and Latigo cowboy characters? Well, Stan Lynde created this syndicated cartoon strip and in 1988 he teamed up with a partner to create the great 1989 Montana Centennial Cattle Drive. I was working as a legal secretary in Red Lodge, MT and our office drew up the incorporation papers and other legal stuff required. Stan was so gracious that he gave us all autographed calendars! Anyway, he also has written some books about the old west and another cartoon series called Grass Roots. Google him! I was all over the web finding fun stuff!

Stan also created a line of rubber stamps and here's 2 of them. I think I have another of 2 cows on both sides of a barb wire fence reaching through to the other's side but I can't guarantee it's his line as I have taken it off the wood block. I have used these 3 stamps a lot and they are well loved.

Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this POST for your chance to win 2 dozen Christmas cards! Just click on the word Post and follow the directions! Drawing takes place this coming weekend!!

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