Waterloo Blue

Waterloo Blue, or just Blue as he was known to his saddle pals, passed away on May 7, 2013.  He was one of the first members of the Perry County Regulators.  He loved shooting his REAL Colts.  He was a true example of the “Cowboy Spirit”.  When someone came to see what cowboy action shooting was all about, Blue was one of the first to offer his guns for them to try. 
 
It did not matter if he was having a good day shooting or a terrible one, he always had a smile on his face and a gleam in his eye.  If the stage had a unique shooting order, we would kid Blue about getting a procedural.  When he was done shooting, he would look over his glasses and ask, “How was that?” or “Did I do that right?”.  Truth be known, he got very few procedurals for shooting things out of order. 
 
Blue was a Vietnam veteran and, although he did not talk of it often, was proud of his service.
 
A verse in a poem at his memorial service said it best.  “A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”  A true cowboy has been taken from our cowboy family and we will truly miss him.