By Lynn Kirst   |   July 25, 2019

The following article was originally published in the Montecito Journal in 2009, in celebration of Audrey Griffin’s induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Audrey passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2019, leaving behind countless grieving friends and family members. One of the most beloved personalities of the Santa Barbara County equestrian community, […]

Empty Saddles in 2017
By Lynn Kirst   |   January 11, 2018

Starting out the New Year, I always make it a tradition to recall a few special people who passed away in the last. So, here are those who died in 2017 that I especially want to remember. This is a highly personal and random list, as it is every year. Usually I include those who […]

A Tribute to Firefighter Bill from His Trusty Sidekick
By Lynn Kirst   |   January 4, 2018

“You’ve got a big-ass fire headed straight your way,” was the salty salutation I heard when answering the phone. The caller was William J. Myers, a lifelong family friend and veteran retired firefighter known more familiarly as Bill. I was a bit perplexed, as the only fire I had heard about at the time was […]