Sunday, October 13, 2013
A Tribute to Julie
This is one of my favorite Tom Russell songs. I don't know why it wasn't included on his "Anthology" double CD set. It is off his "Box of Visions" album..., and from the first time I heard Heart of Hearts it had special meaning to me. I had been single all my life, always on the run, until Julie and I got together in 1987 when I was 35 years old. I've written about Julie and our life together in a couple of pieces here on the blog..., 40 Year Class Reunion and My Wife..., Julie..., and you can get a taste of what my life was like before we got together in Robert Earl Keen.
The photographs of dubious quality are a result of trying to take pictures of old photos with a digital camera. The first half of the pictures range from Missoula, MT, to Orofino and Weippe, ID, Glacier National Park, on a sailboat on Priest Lake in Idaho and rafting on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. I hope that they demonstrate that I had, "... always been the running kind," as Tom says in the song. It wasn't that I stopped all that running when Julie and I hooked up..., but I had the best running partner I ever had. The pictures of Julie were taken around Forks, WA and our nearby ranch on the Quillayute Prairie and on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska where we spent a few seasons in a logging camp at Labouchere Bay.
I hope you enjoy viewing and listening to this as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.