Happy 61st Birthday, BONANZA!

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Happy 61st Birthday, BONANZA! I hope you enjoy one of the original watercolor paintings that appeared during the show’s credits from my collection. This piece was originally gifted from BONANZA creator, David Dortort, to a good friend of his in the industry back in the 60s. It still has the matte black gaffer tape that […]

About Brien “B.B.” Hudspeth

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B.B. Hudspeth has been an entertainer his whole life but has also served as a manager and trainer at a world-class healthcare organization and a Fortune 500 company. He has trained thousands of frontline employees to improve customer service and internal processes. When he created Scrappy, B.B. realized the impact the combination of entertainment, recognition, […]

Actor Morgan Woodward

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Any time you turn on a Gunsmoke episode, it’s likely you’ll see actor Morgan Woodward.  He has also appeared in Dallas, Star Trek, Cool Hand Luke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Bonanza, The Waltons, The Dukes of Hazzard, and way too many more to mention.  I had the opportunity to join him as a […]

Gregory Walcott (1928-2015)

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One of my highlights while serving as one of three presenters at the Bonanza 50th Anniversary Friendship Convention in 2009 was meeting actor Gregory Walcott.  My wife and I would see him again in 2011 at the Bonanza Round Up, sharing a table with him during the tribute dinner for Bonanza creator, David Dortort. Sadly, […]

Ponderosa II, Here We Are!

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After pondering airport decisions due to the ice storms in the south, I am thankful and proud to have landed safely in Mesa, AZ yesterday.  Heard Scrappy and his mule, Buster, made it safely too.  Scrappy is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones and sharing his tales at the Arizona Golf […]