Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 2, 1972 · Page 16
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 16

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, May 2, 1972
Page 16
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It GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Tncs.,-Mny 2, 1972 Daughter's Request Incites Artist's Latent Talent · ^^^ . . . . . _ . _ _.i. - _ _ ; · . . . . . . . . . . . , i n.i i.n iiifltnlti nfinnln HIM l)y : ROSE MARY KOOB Trlbun'o Staff Writer Albert .Davey, widely traveled t^iptor, started his career when his seven-year-old daughter Seed-for a picture of a horse, ihe did not want one from n tore, so her daddy decided to buy water colors and paper and produce the horse for his daughter. The picture didn't turn out loo bad. This instilled in him an interest in painling and brought out a hidden talent. Davey, manager of a motel in La Salic, has done ninny I works since. Mo has lukcn firsl a books "Ways Wilh Watar olors" mid "How to and at Waldcn lived on a in art shows where (he ranch. He family paints from memory, lie's had no for- mnl education in art but studied books fom the library including instructions by Ted Kaulsky In FIRST ATTEMPT -- III this picture Al- .t»rt Davey holds his first attempt at art, iif.jer his little' daughter requested a picture $£a horse. This done" : in water colors, .brought out a hidden talent in the artist who now devotes a great deal of time to his paintings. (Tribune photo by Rose Mary Koob) PRESENT ./PROJECT -- "This" painting is being ^completed by Albert Davey who keeps atfding*-touches to this masterpiece. It depicts 'pne.-'of his favorite subjects, a cabin nestl!$fin.a valley with mountains in the background. The broken fances are reminiscent of his ranching days. Trees and landscapes enter into his first works. (Tribune photo by Rose Mary Koob) PnliU r e e s nnd Landscapes." oltowing the author's instruct- ns, Duvey slarlcd wilh two jlors a n d ' h a s grown lo use miiy colors. He uses Ins own ideas, slnrl- g possibly from part of a pic- re seen in n magazine and ·olving the picture around is. He is especially intoresed historical cabins, traveling lo :e them, returning homo and ihiting them from memory. He has n wide background of perienccs in the west nnd is friend of the Indians. Born Chicago of Bohemian and ermaii parentage, he came esl nt the iige of 16. This was iring the depression. He felt at one less mouth t o . feed on Id ease the hardships during is period of scarcity and ant. Davey traveled as far as lly Park in the mountains of irtliweslern Colorado where he ettled down wilh a job. Later, e went on lo Utah where he orkel on sheep and caltle anchcs making friends with the idians. The old men of the ibo insisted on remaining in ic tepees as their homes. The ounger men and Itieir families loved to the nice new homes lilt for them by the U.S. overnment. Many of these :enes Davey would like to aint for posterity. He did not remain in Utah but orked in Colorado at For! ollins, Colorado Springs and reelcy. He went lo Arizona ml Wyoming and wound up on ranch at Walden where he met s future wife. This was during ic wnr when "women power' as in high demand. She was ·iving a "puddle jumper" -ripped down car shortened to ull hay rakes, a sort of early ype tractor. They became en- igcd and were married in heyenne, Wyo., in J944, A f t e r h i s marriage h e orked on Paktola dam wesl ' Rapid Cily, S.IX Later he gain went to ranching, working n a farm on the Rosebud Indin Reservation southeast ol icuscr Lumber Mill,' bcllovcd to c the largest'in the/world. )iivoy was employed'as n'nic- jlinnlc for this huge operation, le remarked, "Tho entire town [ La Sallo would fit into the t i l l with room to spare.". His ons now work there. Move From Washington The damp Washington climate as hard on Mrs. Davey's lenltli, so she nnd Davey rp- urncd lo Colorado. 'Jliey now the La Salle Motel, 'hey had previously lived on a anch at Waldcn; however, Dnvey suffered a severe back njury in an accident on tlio ai\cli. Surgery did not cure his rack and he is in constant pain, ilthough he has remained ambulatory. Davey has turned to painting, ''oltowing the fall in a hole vhcn n bale of hay toppled onto lim, he has had a ruptured disc md pinched nurvc. Some days he pain is much more severe han others. For his painting, a metal able record holder holds his )rnslies. A coffee table is his apid City, ented land Here the Indians to farmers. The ndian agent was pretty much control, deciding whom the ndian was to work for and for hat wages. Some of the Indi ns were allowed to leave the eservation, others were not hey had their own schools and oor housing. Later, things changed and the ndian could get his own job eciding whom to work for am t the salary of a white man le obtained the right to vole .nd even the right to buy beer f an Indian left the reservation nd went to work, he lost hi overnment allotment. Dinner In A Tepee Davey recalls being invited (·_ linner by one of the older Indi ns in a tepee. A kettle of stev vas simmering hi the center o he room. He was handed poon and plale and told to "dii n." The stew was tasty; the meat, rather sweet. He complimented the squaw. She asked lim if he knew, what kind' of meat was in the stew. He re- ilied, of course he didn't. She old him he had just eaten dog easle. Mostly scenes from me- ory nic his snbjecls. The couples' children lire jro'wn and married, all Dying n Washington. Hcsldes Mike there 'Is an older son/ Joliti,' 27, 1111-11; u cm v i u v i n w i i j u u i m . tjt 9 -- * ·, . and a daughter, Rene. 'The new were m any serious daughter paints, in oils, having some, of liel- father's gift In Dainllng. mil Imrt our children one lilt," finds pcoplo · "All the. traveling nrpund hns they feel. "It hns brought them Into conlncl with any and ill kinds or people nnd Ihcy aro heller for II. They are happy, well-adjusted personalities nnd trouble." Davey plans lo go Inlo picture framing ns a business venture. He has ideas for originals.anil frames' filled to Inn size aim type of Ihelr pictures. "o will do engraved frames-nnd o(Mrs, and hopes l o - . J i w v e somo remunenillon from this venture now llmMie is unable-, lo · do slrenubiis-ptiysicnl work,! Along w i t h , t h i s he wanls lo dQ con- sUlernblo historical painting for ]Xstqrity. PWP Hostesses Will Exchange Meetings A meeting of Parents Without 'artners originally scheduled to be held at the home of Mrs. ·\vis Halvorson ul 8 p.m., Wednesday, Way 3, will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary Cornwell, 2330 7th Ave., instead. Mrs. Halvorson will show slides and tell about the countries of Norway and Italy. Mrs. Halvorson will host the next meeting, Wednesday, May 10, at her home at 3327 "W. 4th St. Mrs. Bourns from the Public Welfare Office will speak lo the ;roup at this meeting. Members have been asked to participate in the Flea Market sale which begins at 9 a.m., Sunday, May T, at 23rd Avenue and 23rd Street. The booth will be stocked and manned members of PWP. Parents Without Parlnecs is an international non-profit, non sectarian, educational organization dp.voted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. New members will be welcomed. meat. Brown's Park was to be his next home. This was termed an 'outlaw's paradise," a corner vhere Utah, Wyoming and Colorado meet. There he listened :o many tales from Ihe mouths of outlaws who had reformed. Around lhat area was a con- inuous range war. Caltle feed- o -- -"·..«»- .^.i^u t/n an} wriLui. ing was better in Colorado thanjfer. Serve at n Wyoming, so herders would servings, sweep down into Colorado over r C E C I L Y I R O W N S r O N E AP f e o d Editor FAMILY D I N N E R Baked Shoulder Lamb Chops with Potatoes and Carrots Skillet Asparagus Sala Cherry Cake Beverage S K I L L E T ASPARAGUS The easiest way of all lo cook asparagus and have them ten der-crisp. 2 pounds asparagus 1 cup boiling water % teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons (or more) butter Break or cut off lough whit ish ends from asparagus and discard. Wilh swivel-blade vegetable peeler, remove fi brous outer covering from as paragns spears up to buds Wash thoroughly in cold water Arrange spears in a 10-incl skillet having half the buds a one side of skillet and half a other side. Add water and salt Bring to a boil. Cover lighllj and boil rapidly, lifting cove several limes to help keep as paragus green, until tender crisp--about 7 minutes. Drain off any water. Slather with but once. Makes A LOG CABIN -- The painter, Davey, has been in hundreds of old cabins. "There is n different feeling in each one" lie, and they fpscinale him. In his plc'ures he features cabins in different surroundings, lie JCC's they, ticc becoming a Ihing nf Ihe past 'anviok'Ur'the point of extinction, llcforc this hnppens lib hopes to paint many for posterity. Also, he plans lo paint Ihe sod house located near Nunn. His wife recalls her godparents raising nine children, including her mother, in a sod house with blankets for windows anil corn cobs for fuel as homesteaders in Nebraska. (Tribune pliuto by M;iry Koob) he Wyoming border until catching sight of patrol, then rush lack up into their own territory. Many later reformed and became respectable ranchers. The family weathered the blizzard of 1019 in Cheyenne, where they resided for a time. Their son, Mike, now 23, was only one and a half weeks old. Milk was given only to the babies, then it ran n u t . An elderly woman suggested sugar sweetened tea with a cracker swished through it. This concoction was fed the babies until the first truck was able lo break through, carrying a supply of milk. A medical doctor examined the infants who had subsisted on the tea potion and found they had flourished i on it without any loss of weight or harmful effect. The return to the milk diet had to be gradual. To get supplies for the townspeople after stores ran out, a refrigeration railroad car was opened and yielded enough food for them to survive. Afler the family moved to 1-ongview, Wash., Davey was employed for a time on the Fry mint farm. Oils were extracted I from the plant and distilled, the!« w _, extractions used for flavoring.!* tivt '° lie also worked at the Weycr-!* ········**······ ALL THE TIME THE HAIR AFFAIR By Mr. Loren 7530 llth Avenue 356.23?8 »»»»*·*»«»»»**»·*»« K L G I F T S H O P t GIFTS FOR'AN/.OCCASION^ ' »»»»*«»»·«·«*«««·«· y«P*u iSfe,'^ t BEAUTY I AFFAIR · ^X*fiSfis'! %$¥ .'··.::.: 'f -\ BROKEN WAGON WHEEL-This scene is typical of the many paintings Albert Davey has made from his many experiences in the west. Davey spent much of his life on ranches in the "Wild West" and can paint from memory. His firsl job was in the Rock- ies, although his childhood was spent in Chicago, III. (Tribune photo by Rose M a r y . Koob) REMEMBER MOTHER MAY 14th special purchase famous brand tops and jeans 4.88 ea ch It's ci once-in-a-summcr bargain! The bell bottom jeans that won the Wes't . . . topped off with sassy pucker knits .. . each for just -1.881 Low-cut, button-front bells, All cotton. 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