Autumn Payne/apayne@sacbee.com

The Western States bling
The family is justifiably proud of Tim's accomplishments, but the trophies and other hardware are relegated to Matt's old room. (Matt is away at grad school.) Most prominent is the collection of 25 "finishers" belt buckles from Tim's 25 Western States runs, ending in his retirement in 2006. Two of his five winner's trophies (sculptures of a cougar) are on a shelf; the other three are at Tim's parents' house in Rocklin. A friend of Kathy's made the quilt out of Tim's old Western States T-shirts.
Tim: "The most interesting part is that the wood (upon which the buckles are mounted) came out of the house that was the stagecoach stop in Michigan Bluff (along the historic Western States Trail). They presented that to me at the awards ceremony. It was pretty cool. These are all hand-stamped by the Comstock guys in Carson City."

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