November 2nd, 1994 - Ted, face painted as custom requested, mounted a burro beside wife number four, literary critic C.M. Holder, and joined the throng of Ciudad Juarez’ Dia de los Muertos celebration. Recently relocated to a ranch in Aguahe, Chuhuahua, Ted had taken to distilling Sotol and Maguey under the Viuda Negra shingle. Returning from a supplies run to El Paso, the couple were caught up in the spirit of the season and agreed to weekend in Juarez. Ted rode tall, one hand on his reigns and one in that of his latest muse. He entered the sea of regalia never to resurface.