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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:48 PM

Baxter Black is retiring for health reasons.

there was a thread on FB, my son sent me a screen capture. it said he was in hospice but I think it got edited. either way this is sad news. he has been living nearby for a number of years. he did a fundraiser for a ranching group I was involved with a long time ago. will always remember that.

some archived columns - https://www.thefencepost.com/opinion/baxter-black/


not sure how well FB links work but here this is pinned to the top - https://www.facebook.com/thefencepost/

We're devastated to hear that Baxter Black is retiring, for health reasons. We'll be sharing some of our favorite columns over the next few weeks, and would love to hear about your favorite column, poem or memory. Baxter's wife, Cindy Lou, said they would welcome good wishes emailed to cindylou@baxterblack.com.



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Reply Baxter Black is retiring for health reasons. (Original post)
Kali Jan 2022 OP
LisaM Jan 2022 #1
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Skittles Jan 2022 #3
Kali Jun 2022 #4
Ptah Jun 2022 #5

Response to Kali (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:01 AM

1. Many years ago I wrote him an email and he answered me.

I think it was in relation to the whole Terry Schiavo.thing where he had made some statement about Trent Lott being a doctor who could vouch for leaving her on life support. I was very polite in pointing out that Howard Dean was equally qualified as a doctor to speak on the subject and he wrote back a very nice answer. It was all pretty nice and civilized and I appreciated it.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:14 AM

2. I enjoyed his poems on N.P.R.

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Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:45 AM

3. I honestly thought that picture was a statue

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 12:02 PM

4. local rumor he passed yesterday

but the source is not entirely trustworthy, and I can't find any verification yet.

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 15, 2022, 07:45 PM

5. Cowboy poet Baxter Black passes away at 77 years old

BENSON, Ariz. (KGUN) Baxter Black has passed away while in hospice care at the age of 77.

Farm Journal confirms the cowboy poet, storyteller and philosopher died Friday.


Earlier this year, his family revealed Baxter had fallen ill.

His wife Cindy Lou told the public Baxter was suffering from blood leukemia and a form of dementia in January.




https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/cowboy-icon-baxter-black-passes-away-at-77-years-old

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