If you’ve been following the popular A&E network series, ‘Longmire,’ you’ll know that Sheriff Walt Longmire and his deputy, Vic Moretti, are in a “tight spot” these days. In fact, the whole cast of characters seems to be in one big jam. (The Notebook is an avid viewer and reader.) There are multiple story lines in place. It’s no wonder with the Monday night program is number one with A&E viewers.
This weekend, it’s Longmire Days in Buffalo and residents there will get a chance to catch up with the characters and the actors who portray them in a variety of activities. Autographs, hanging out, the whole magilla.
It’s sponsored by the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce. In addition, “Longmire” author Craig Johnson of Ucross will be on hand as well. It’s from his popular mysteries that the award-winning TV show is based.
Info and tickets: 307-684-5544. For a Longmire Days schedule, go to www.buffalowyo.com.
• Next week’s episode will feature the actors in a scene where they are wearing C&K Equipment hats. The Sheridan company, owned by Brad Walden, employs 16 people.
• Tuesday night, the Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan hosted author Craig Johnson and one of the actors from the program, Adam Bartley, aka “The Ferg.” The Sheridan Inn was filled with “Longmire” and Johnson fans. Robert Foster, aka Walt Longmire, didn’t make it as scheduled. Coming from his native Australia, the U.S. airline system foiled him. He’ll be in Buffalo this weekend.
Our friends at the Buffalo Bulletin say it’ll be the “bigger than ever.” Well, there you go.
There was an obituary last month in The New York Times about Michael Brown who made his fortune producing “industrial” musicals on Broadway. Time was, companies would take their employees to the productions that were part entertainment, part motivation. Companies like J.C. Penney, DuPont, Singer were customers.
What was noteworthy about his life, too, is how in 1956, he met Harper Lee. Ms. Lee, who would go on to write arguably the greatest book of the 20th century, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ was stuck in a dead-end job trying to make ends meet while writing “Mockingbird.” What she needed was time alone to write. Brown stepped up at Christmas that year and pledged to take care of her expenses while she finished her book. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was published in 1960, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and has sold 30 million copies in 40 languages and was made into a film starring Gregory Peck. Brown said it was a gift; Ms. Lee insisted it was a loan and it was repaid many years ago. Ms. Lee, 88, still lives in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala.
Incidentally, the best book about Ms. Lee and her iconic (and singular) work is ‘Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee.’ It was published in 2006 by author Charles Shields.
“The most exhausting thing you can be is inauthentic.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author, aviator, 1901-2006