Curt has lived a story-creating existence and now he’s a professional storyteller. He grew up in eastern New Mexico and worked as a cowboy, roper, roughneck and firefighter. “As I see it,” Brummet says, “caution is the main reason a lot of things don’t get done.”
His work as an author has appeared in Team Roper’s Times, DeBaca County News, Livestock Weekly and Horse and Rider. Among his books are “Roping Can Be Dangerous to Your Health,” “My Dog’s a Democrat” and “A Snake In the Bathtub and Other Stories.” He frequently performs at storytelling festivals and cowboy gatherings across the Southwest.
His well-developed humor is based on his experiences in school and work as a cowboy. He went to the oil fields to make a living, but after the oil crash in 1986, he returned to cowboying.
His comment on the cowboy life is: “There is no way you can compare the cowboy’s lifestyle to any other, no matter how hard you try... It just won’t work, because, unless you have known the hardships of being on horseback in a blizzard, or been so hot you couldn’t breathe, or been so stove up you could barely walk, you just don’t understand why a cowboy comes back for more. The good Lord knows that it ain’t the wages... And the ones who still do it, do it because they love it and do so with the hope that they are keeping alive a way of life that few others could withstand and cannot understand.”
Come meet Curt Brummet and his wife, Sheila, who reside in Canyon, and enjoy beef brisket, sausage and the trimmings for a $25 ticket per person. There’ll be a silent and live auction and door prizes as well.
Pick up a ticket from Kelly McNeese at Edward Jones Investments, 401 E. Houston St., Suite B; or Ann Showalter, Superior Auto Sales, 510 S. Washington St.