It was less than a year ago that I noted that Stan Lynde, creator of Rick O’Shay and Latigo was leaving Montana to retire in Equador. According to an article in the Montana Standard, Stan did make it to Equador, but was diagnosed with cancer. He passed yesterday.
When Lynde grew ill in Ecuador, he drew comparisons in his blog between his life and a series of paintings by his hero Charlie Russell: “Just a Little Sunshine,” “Just a Little Rain,” “Just a Little Pleasure” and “Just a Little Pain.”
It “is a metaphor for everyone’s life journey,” Lynde wrote. “Mine has been a very good journey indeed. May yours contain an abundance of sunshine and pleasure, and only such rain and pain as you may need to provide you with the perfect, balanced life … Hasta luego!”