Thursday, April 09, 2015

Legends Will Live in Our Hearts

It came to my attention today that both Hank and Johnnie Mutz have passed away. They were legends in Red River and will be missed. Hank (Henrietta) passed on January of this year. Please follow that link and read about her life - she was a pioneer lady deluxe.  Hank had a way of saying exactly what she thought and did not hold back. My mom, the hairdresser, did Hank's hair at the beauty shop in RR for years. When Jesse was about four years old, she liked to hang out at the beauty shop with my mom. Jesse was also know for saying what she thought. One day at the beauty shop, Hank was talking in her usual loud, gruff voice and speaking her mind. Jesse listened to her for a while and then looked up at her and said, "Do you eat little kids for breakfast?" Hank threw back her head and laughed loudly. She said that she didn't usually like little kids, but she liked Jesse.

On Tuesday of this week Johnnie, Hank's husband of 70 years, passed away. I told a story on him several years ago. I posted this picture of Hank and Johnnie and two of their daughters.
Johnnie was an icon in NM ranching. Hank and Johnnie were a love story, legends, and great people.

6 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

That's too bad. There are not many couples that make seventy years! I love all the old stories, cowgirl!

Bag Blog said...

I'll tell my GGs, "Yep, back in my cowgirl days..."

Moogie P said...

I know they will be missed.

Bag Blog said...

They've been in RR for just about ever.

Coupe said...

I went and read the old posting. Also funny to hear about old Bucks love woes. That man must have had a new girl friend every week. Hank would have probably tied him to the fence, with a sign that said "trade for dog", on him.

Bag Blog said...

Buck was definitely a free spirit.