After the party broke up, some of their close friends remained to help clean up and chat, and Melody and I joined them. In fact, we didn't head out until almost 7:30. Because we spent the whole day there, we didn't get a chance to celebrate with my sister, Angie, on her 43rd birthday. For anyone interested, she is indeed still single! We hope to celebrate later this week with the whole family.
I'm fascinated by Old West stories, and Wyatt Earp has been one of my interests. I'll stop short of calling him one of my heroes, mostly due to his questionable history as a good guy, but he is best known as the most well known "character" of the tale of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona. Several movies have been made about the incident, and about the man himself, Wyatt Earp, and his friendship with Doc Holliday. One of my favorite movies about this tale is TOMBSTONE, starring Kurt Russell as Earp, and Val Kilmer as Doc. My introduction to the story was the movie, GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL, starring Burt Lancaster as Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc. My Tivo DVR recorded another of these movies, the John Ford directed MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, starring Henry Fonda, one of my favorite actors, as Earp, and Victor Mature as Doc. I'll provide a review in a future blog post.
Have a wonderful evening, everyone!