Sunday, April 01, 2018

1.3 degrees of separation from Lindsey Enderby



Last week I said I’d post a photograph of my dear friend Lindsey Enderby. Turns out I had lunch with the boy yesterday along with his friend and mine, Lucky Bill Parrish, the renowned cowboy baritone and all ‘round good guy from Richmond, Virginia. In a wide-ranging conversation over bountiful burgers at the Taos Ale House, Bill and I circled around to the fact that we had both met Lindsey at his legendary cowboy emporium, Horse Feathers, Bill in 1994 and I around 2004. Lindsey takes in strays, so we immediately joined his band of merrymen and have grown into late middle age while in his thrall.

I posited that if there are six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon there are precisely 1.3 degrees from Lindsey Enderby meaning that if you ask Jim Bob in Harlan County, Kentucky if he knows Lindsey, he will, he will have met him at Horse Feathers even though Jim Bob has never left the holler. It’s a miracle of science and a mystery of the universe I’m telling you.

In the image above Lindsey is doing his best Will Rogers impression, an aw shucks persona behind which lurks a steely eyed ex-lawyer, student body president at SMU and all post football champeen in his Army Reserve days. It was taken in the late, much missed Horse Feathers store in late April 2008.

Ten years. How they fly.

4 comments:

John Farnsworth said...

A fine portrait, Amigo, in both pixels and words, of a fine fellow!

Daryl Black said...

Loving this series, Steve, and thank goodness for 1.3 or any degrees of separation for that matter as well as for folks who take in strays! Great photograph and text to match. Well done!

Steve Immel said...

Thanks you two. You keep my blog afloat all by yourselves.

QQQQQQQQQ said...

adidas superstars
pandora jewelry
nike sneakers
nmd
ultra boost
kobe basketball shoes
retro jordans
ray ban
longchamp outlet
christian louboutin