Project Athena - Day 146 (Graves)

Cowboy's Last Rodeo

Gary Talbott was a man of miracles. At age 29, the victim of a drunk driver, was in a coma for 3 months and underwent extensive rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Denver and at home. With many prayers from the Valley and God’s Will, Gary came out of the coma and lived another 43 amazing years.
— Brixton, Wy

I found this wonderful grave marker today in Riverside, WY. Just a little research led me to the obituary of a miracle man named Gary Talbott. It sounds like he had an amazing, blessed life and based on the mementos left to mark his departing, he was a cowboy at heart with a connection to the wide open prairie land of Carbon County Wyoming. If you look closely you can see his scarf, rope, spurs, boots, elk antlers and of course the hat that sits on top of a fence post.

This got me thinking about what my friends and family would decorate my final resting place with? Perhaps a camera, paint brushes and an easel, hiking boots, and an ipad? Smiling to be alive.

Cowboy's Last Rodeo

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 22mm • F/25 • 1/100s • ISO 400