S: Memories of Brian
BC: "May you stay where the river runs through The range and the sky, buckskin & blue. May you ride to the end, on the wings of the wind." -til the circle is through" _-Ian Tyson
1: ‘Til the Circle is Through The high soaring hawk The dark awkward crow The white gull alone On the highland seas must make their way home Best way that they know No different for you and for me We will stay where the river runs free The range and the sky, buckskin & blue. We will ride to the end, on the wings of the wind ‘Til we’re home, and our circle is through May the children read May they understand What is of true value So the truth may be known The glory of God and the dark side of man One day they must ride on alone. May they stay where the river runs through The range & the sky, buckskin & blue. May they ride to the end on the wings of the wind ‘Til their home and their circle is through May the river flow May the salmon run May your night be crowned with a mantle of stars May your pony stay sound for the work to be done He’ll get you home With your dreams and your scars May you stay where the river runs through The range and the sky, buckskin & blue. May you ride to the end, on the wings of the wind ‘Til you’re home, and your circle is through. -Ian Tyson from the All the Good ‘Uns recording
2: Dear My Mother & Lois If that baby cries don't bring her home. Did you sleep very good last night? I was calling dad a chicken in my sleep. We went to play ball but there was only four of us there. I got a cheue of $209. 5 for my calf. When are you coming home my anut made the pudding and it was't good? I am inclosing a piture of myself so you won't get lonesome. Lyle has started to call maggy Grandma. Well good-bye now I will write you a again, Brian Ross PS Happy Mother's Day
3: Initial concerns about a crying baby sister seemed to be forgotten Brian became a caring and loving big brother and friend.. | Brian teased me for as long as I can remember! Two of his favourites were burning my shoes & sucking my thumb.. Just when I thought he had forgotten a story - he would remember and tell one.! As a kid I got annoyed and the teasing was just made worse.. In the mid 1970's I finally had a story I could tell in retaliation. Dave and I gave Brian a ride into the yard at home to pick up the truck. We parked the car behind the truck. Brian got out of the car and into the truck, started it and backed up into our car. - Lois
10: The Family's Wedding Fashionista | Always a unique accessory! | Brian was master of ceremonies at Dave & my wedding.....He whistled to get everyone's attention. The tape recorder stopped during the wedding ceremony, and later that night Brian and Lyle recorded new wedding vows!
11: Joker & Trickster | "I will remember Brian for his playfulness. It was early on that I learned Uncle Brian was always ready to be a trickster. I was glad my kids had the chance to see that too.." -Grant | "There were always the farmer and banker jokes. Some of them took months to create.!
13: Family Historian
14: "I will remember Brian for his patience. His willingness to take on a farmhand who sported a Hawaiian shirt was brave especially since the shirt in no way matched the young farmhand's ride, the blue Ford International, another of my favorite memories." -Grant | "I will remember Brian for his curiosity. No matter what age I was, he was always interested in what was happening in my life." -Grant
15: "The first thing I remember about Uncle Brian was driving with him on the blue Ford. It was really exciting to have "drove". The second memory I have is of the "east place" where I was instructed to line up the round bales. Having finally figured out the compass I headed east from where I was. Turns out the east place is really the west place, unless you grew up at Grandpa Ross's. Brian teased me for the rest of the day as I remember!" -Glen | "Another memory I think of is when my hand was caught by the post banger. Long story short my hand was where it shouldn't have been and was caught between the post and ram. The time comes to mind because it is one of the few times I can think of when Brian lost his trademark grin. I was sore but ok and came away knowing how much Brian cared about me." -Glen
16: "I remember a conversation .when we were headed into Riding Mountain for a hike. We sat at the farm kitchen table and Brian told us about his last time riding in the park. He brought out a small pack with a map of the park about 20 years old and showed us the trail. He told some jokes and talked about the Grandchildren's adventures on the trail we were planning to hike. He struggled for some words but his eyes were excited as he talked about the land and his horses, it will always be how I remember him.." -Glen
17: "Uncle Brian" stories , from horse stories to driving adventures & banker stories - all brought smiles and laughter in our house.. | "I will remember Brian as the cowboy. It took a while for a young “city boy” to realize not all farmers are cowboys.. Brian’s passion for the cowboy life will always be my strongest memory.." -Grant | "Brian will always be my "big " brother who was always there to help. out.." -Lois
18: "May you stay where the river runs through The range and the sky, buckskin & blue. May you ride to the end, on the wings of the wind ‘Til you’re home, and your circle is through."
19: Brother Uncle Friend