- Feb 11, 2005
- Reaction score
- northern Nebraska Sandhills
At the Tri-State Oldtime Cowboys breakfast. This gentleman told about two memorable meals in his lifetime. One was a branding dinner
consisting of a bullhead fish fry after his uncle's house had been blown away by a tornado the previous week. Another was a Christmas dinner
in a cow camp far from civilization. The meal was complete with a turkey cooked to perfection over a wood stove with the firebox
Speaking of memorable meals, I have shared many with this gentleman. One that comes immediately to mind was on a sixty mile trip
through the Sandhills in 1966. He was moving his hay machinery from his dad's ranch to his own. He drove a small Allis Chalmers tractor
pulling a haysled which was carrying a two-horse hay sweep. I was fourteen years old at the time, and drove a team and wagon
with his younger son riding along with me. When we went by a dry land cornfield miles from no place, we "borrowed" three ears
of this field corn which was in the roasting ear early stage. The corn-on-the-cob was boiled in a frying pan over a camp fire. It tasted
mighty good, even though I felt a little bad that we were more or less stealing this corn from some cow that would have enjoyed it
the next winter.
A neighbor being honored for many years of volunteer work at fairs past.
This parade float has "gone to the dogs."
Intent upon their guarding duties
Sparky and associates always put a float in the Gordon parade
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck.......
Their usual disclaimer
Sign of the times
Having too much fun, and besides, they won.
Another fun loving bunch
Quite the outfit
Pretty paint team
A couple of nice girls from my hometown
Good looking old tractor
This gentleman raised the best horse I ever owned. The horse, ol' Tom Cat, was born in 1982 and is still going strong at age 29,
as a kid horse for friends who live in South Dakota.
Having fun throwing candy
A pair of top hands
I jumped on and rode along on the Old Cowboys float
Some of my friends and relatives
Going down Main Street