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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobbe View Post
    Firefighter brings watermelon to work and gets fired for being a racist.

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    Two years ago I took a Black neighbor watermelon I grew, and he gave me a hug and insisted that I come in to meet his sister, which was embarrassing, because they are going to ask, "You remember me, don't you?" And I hadn't see her in sixty years and don't even remember myself from sixty years ago. He had advanced prostate cancer and has since died.

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    The Time To Decide by Bruce Kiskaddon


    Did you ever stand on the ledges,
    On the brink of the great plateau
    And look from their jagged edges
    On the country that lay below?
    When your vision met no resistance
    And nothing to stop your gaze,
    Till the mountain peaks in the distance
    Stood wrapped in a purple haze.
    On the winding water courses
    And the trails on the mountain sides,
    Where you guided your patient horses
    On your long and lonesome rides.
    When you saw Earth’s open pages
    And you seemed to understand
    As you gazed on the work of ages,
    Rugged and rough, but grand.
    There, the things that you thought were strongest
    And the things that you thought were great,
    And for which you had striven longest
    Seemed to carry but little weight.
    While the things that were always nearer,
    The things that you thought were small;
    Seemed to stand out grander and clearer.
    As you looked from the mountain wall.
    While you’re gazing on such a vision
    And your outlook is clear and wide,
    If you have to make a decision,
    That’s the time and place to decide
    Although you return to the city
    And mingle again with the throng;
    Though your heart may be softened by pity
    Or bitter from strife and wrong.
    Though others should laugh in derision,
    And the voice of the past grow dim;
    Yet, stick to the cool decision
    That you made on the mountain’s rim.
    …by Bruce Kiskaddon
    “The Time to Decide” appeared in Bruce Kiskaddon’s first book, Rhymes of the Ranges, published in 1924. He wrote many poems still read and recited today. See features about him at CowboyPoetry.com.
    This beautiful photograph by Texas singer and songwriter Jean Prescott seems a perfect fit to Bruce Kiskaddon’s poem. The image is one of several that Jean shared in a
    past Picture the West at CowboyPoetry.com.
    The photos were taken at workshops with David R. Stoecklein Photography. Jean comments on this one, “This was taken at a workshop in Mackay, Idaho in July of 2013. It was a spectacular evening for photos and we were high on the top ridge of the mountain range.”
    Jean and Gary Prescott have a popular new release, Satisfied Hearts. Jean is known for her collaborations with poets, and the album album includes collaborations with Yvonne Hollenbeck, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Darrell Arnold, Chris Isaacs, the late Pat Richardson, Jeff Gore, Debra Coppinger Hill and Jay Snider. There are also selections by songwriters Randy Huston, Joyce Woodson, and others. One song is a tribute to the memory of Buck Ramsey and another features the late Ed Stabler’s arrangement of Henry Herbert Knibbs’ classic “Where the Ponies Come to Drink.”
    Find more about “Satified Hearts” and Jean Prescott at CowboyPoetry.com; at her web site, JeanPrescott.com; and on Facebook.

    Posted onOctober 9, 2017CategoriesKiskaddon, Bruce (1878-1950), THE TIME TO DECIDE by Bruce Kiskaddon (1878-1950)
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    A COWBOY TOAST
    by James Barton Adams (1843-1918)
    Here’s to the passing cowboy, the plowman’s pioneer;
    His home, the boundless mesa, he of any man the peer;
    Around his wide sombrero was stretched the rattler’s hide,
    His bridle sporting conchos, his lasso at his side.
    All day he roamed the prairies, at night he, with the stars,
    Kept vigil o’er thousands held by neither posts nor bars;
    With never a diversion in all the lonesome land,
    But cattle, cattle, cattle, and the sun and sage and sand.
    Sometimes the hoot-owl hailed him, when scudding through the flat;
    And prairie dogs would sauce him, as at their doors they sat;
    The rattler hissed its warning when near its haunts he trod
    Some Texas steer pursuing o’er the pathless waste of sod.
    With lasso, quirt, and ‘colter the cowboy knew his skill;
    They pass with him to history and naught their place can fill;
    While he, bold broncho rider, ne’er conned a lesson page,—
    But cattle, cattle, cattle, and sun and sand and sage.
    And oh! the long night watches, with terror in the skies!
    When lightning played and mocked him till blinded were his eyes;
    When raged the storm around him, and fear was in his heart
    Lest panic-stricken leaders might make the whole herd start.
    That meant a death for many, perhaps a wild stampede,
    When none could stem the fury of the cattle in the lead;
    Ah, then life seemed so little and death so very near,—
    With cattle, cattle, cattle, and darkness everywhere.
    Then quaff with me a bumper of water, clear and pure,
    To the memory of the cowboy whose fame must e’er endure
    From the Llano Estacado to Dakota’s distant sands,
    Where were herded countless thousands in the days of fenceless lands.
    Let us rear for him an altar in the Temple of the Brave,
    And weave of Texas grasses a garland for his grave;
    And offer him a guerdon for the work that he has done
    With cattle, cattle, cattle, and sage and sand and sun.
    ….James Barton Adams
    James Barton Adams worked as a cowboy on Captain Jack Crawford’s New Mexico ranch, 1890-92. He became a newspaper columnist, and wrote poems still recited (and put to music) today, including “The Cowboy’s Dance Song” (also known as “The High-Toned Dance”). It was recently determined that he was the author of “The Gol Darn Wheel.”
    The poem appears in Adams’ 1899 book, Breezy Western Verse. Adams, as told in a 1968 publication of the Socorro County (New Mexico) Historical Society, “…lived and worked in the rugged San Andres mountains of central New Mexico on a ranch owned by Captain Jack Crawford, famous Indian Scout and Poet…Many of his poems were probably drawn from his life and experiences during this period in New Mexico. Adams wrote the foreword to Capt. Jack’s book, Whar the Hand O’ God is Seen, published in 1913.”
    Scott E. Lusby shared this photo and others of James Barton Adams, his great great grandfather, and Captain Jack Crawford in a 2008 Picture the West at CowboyPoetry.com. Find the photos here.
    Find more about James Barton Adams and more of his poetry at CowboyPoetry.com.
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    With lasso, quirt, and ‘colter the cowboy knew his skill;
    They pass with him to history and naught their place can fill;

    quirt -- a short-handled riding whip with a braided leather lash.
    ‘colter -- ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas HoodIII View Post
    With lasso, quirt, and ‘colter the cowboy knew his skill;
    They pass with him to history and naught their place can fill;

    quirt -- a short-handled riding whip with a braided leather lash.
    ‘colter -- ??
    No idea......but.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobbe View Post
    No idea......but.................
    Since by context it is a handtool of some sort, my wild west guess is that 'colter is cowboy slang for a colt revolver, the apostrophe indicating slang usage and not omission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas HoodIII View Post
    Since by context it is a handtool of some sort, my wild west guess is that 'colter is cowboy slang for a colt revolver, the apostrophe indicating slang usage and not omission.
    Yeh..sounds right to me.
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    I will get back on topic soon....just taking a break for awhile. Too much info sometimes is not a good thing.....anyhow what is on my mind this morning is sedition...which of course has been going on at a ever increasing pace for a long while now.

    I think it might be possible to now enact a modern sedition law. Aka..........legal punishment for those who committ crimes against this nation ...such as: burning the flag, refusing to stand for the national anthem, revealing national security info to the media, over the board insults of the president by media figures (particuarly late night comedians) and so on and so forth. Some of the behavior we now witness is downright treasonous....those who are disloyal to America should be given a choice of immigrating or getting prison time.

    Woodrow Wilson, during World War I, enforced two laws, the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act, that provided for the arrest of anyone who expressed antiwar or anti-government opinions. Over 2000 people were arrested, the most famous of which was Socialist spokesman Eugene V. Debs, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    And of course, who can forget the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans by FDR during WWII......though widely condemed by the politically correct, liberals/progressives/communists/socialists ---FDR has been proven correct on this by the magic intercepts....google that if you are not familiar with the term.....also to be praised are the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) during the Cold War.

    Time to get back on track and make America Great Again....and one more thing on that....any minority group that constantly expounds disloyalty and wants to essentially destroy the history of this country by demonizing our founders should not be tolerated...they have come to the point of calling anything that does not promote their victimhood status ...racism....this must not be tolerated. If America is so evil, if white people are so waycist, if their lives here in America are so bad, if they really believe dat da white man is holding them down.....there is a huge continent called Afreeka....maybe they should consider going back???? Maybe many would contribute to a fund to buy them a one way ticket? Also we should not tolerate any group that attempts to organize insurrection...such as antifa...lock them up, throw them out etc. Time for action...America is under numerous threats as never before in our history...in order to protect the American Way of Life...we must get rid of those who want to destroy it. I am confident the majority feel this way and would support a updated sedition law to deal with those who want to harm America.
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    Adios Amigos



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