Norman Rockwell

The Farrier and the Barber

Growing up, haircuts were pretty basic – just a simple burr. But it did save on shampoo and towels, and there sure wasn’t a need for a comb. There is one particular hair cut growing up that I’ve tried to forget, and I know Mama did too. It all started the day before I was…

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Saddle Up

Every year in February we load all we can tote and head east toward Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a cowboy festival called Saddle Up. Folks, I’m here to tell you it is a long haul to the southeastern tip of Tennessee. In the old days that old cook would have stopped and pitched camp at…

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My Wife, a Knife and Dr. Phil

My wife and I have been needing a little help, and like many married couples we decided to seek out a some guidance. I had told Shannon that I knew quite a bit about these things and what takes place, but she insisted (as most wives do) that she would like a second opinion. So off we went to…

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One More City Saddling

  My dad taught me many years ago it takes a lot of saddling up for that new colt and you to both become comfortable with your surroundings. Every time is little different from the time before and there are always new sights to see and new obstacles to over come. I’ve found that to…

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My Favorite Things: A Gift Guide

Christmas ain’t far off, and before you know it that ole jolly feller in the red suit will hitch up that and head down the trail to your neck of the woods. We all need a little help with our shopping from time to time and our wish list is sometimes bigger than our wallet.…

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The Sun Worshipper

Chris, a friend of mine, told me this story, and this one is true because sometimes fact is stranger than fiction! I will leave out the last names to protect the guilty and the innocent. There is a ranch north of Amarillo,Texas, and each spring they pull the wagon out for works. The foreman had a…