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Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Owen Badgett featured as subject for Mary Kaye CD

Owen Badgett is featured as the subject for the new Mary Kaye CD, “Ride a Wide Circle,” a tribute to Owen and generational ranching and farming families. Mary Kaye is a phenomenal recording artist and songwriter.

Mary Kaye and Owen Badgett will be appearing Aug 13th – 16th in Lewistown, during the 30th Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Red Steagall (starring) and Dave Stamey (guest appearance) are performers for the Saturday night show. It will be held at the Yogo Inn. Visit http://www.montanacowboypoetrygathering.com to find out more. A “not to miss” event!

Singer songwriter Mary Kaye
Dear Friends,

We think the name of the new CD will be, “Ride A Wide Circle” a song I wrote aboutMontana cowboy Owen Badgett. He has written a treasury of stories and poems that I have read multiple times. He is what Wally McRae describes as a “cowboy of the old school.” Two of the lines of the poem before the song are Owen’s own words. The rest is my tribute to him and to those fortunate few who are part of generational ranching and farming families.

Thank You for all your Pre-purchases! We have collected roughly $8,500 from the New CD “Kick Starter” Store with promises for another $1,000. The CD is coming along nicely but is gobbling up the money fast. We had the Store Page down but someone asked today if they could still pre-order some things. So it is back up. Below is the link. We appreciate all you have done! Take care.


Mary Kaye