Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Real storytellers tell tales

Three cultures came together last night in the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in the form of “Real Stories. Straight Up.” Narratives from the Australian Outback, the Nevada high desert and the Texas-Oklahoma borderlands were mixed in with memories of Jack and Irene Walther, local ranchers and Cowboy Poetry enthusiasts who died last year. Jack was a respected poet and Irene was known for her whit and her cowgirl ways. Their nephew, Tom Walther, recounted many stories of the couple including a time when Irene stopped by to visit and a neighbor was there with her children. “You know,” she said, “I feel the same way about kids as I feel about sheep. I don’t have any and I don’t want any.”...more                                                                                                            

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