I finally did it, after years of trying, I roped a prairie dog, but it's all ruined.

Jake's friends, Hulmet and Ross, were riding by when I lassoed the thing. They laughed at me, called me a prairie dog cowboy. I, I put my rope away. I don't think I'll try roping any more.

But I didn't let them see me cry.

 


Comments

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:56:04

Good for you Buddy! Who cares what Hulmet and Ross think anyway.

Cheryl

 

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:58:58

Y'know, it's tough bein' a cowboy. There's times when yer friends just don't understand the process, but y'hang in there 'n get the job done. The benifit's in the polish. Don't let'em make y'think different.

Jan

 

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:06:28

Cute story, and I like the way you have your character have a blog. Great way to get "inside" his head!

 

Buddy Roberts

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:11:46

I didn't know things could be different from my life until I met Caleb and his family. I just thought I had to do nothing but work and had nothing to look forward to.

 



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    Facing a hard life

    Buddy Roberts, born in 1894 in what is now the Oklahoma Panhandle, didn't know anything but hard work and a hard life from the time he could remember.

    Homesteading and ranching was difficult in those days, more so than now.

    However, Buddy wanted to be a cowboy, and he worked to meet that goal as he helped with his parents' farm that they homesteaded.

     
    Neighbor and rancher Caleb Hyman saw the inner Buddy and encouraged him to become the honorable boy and man he could be.

    The Hyman family, including Caleb's wife Mary, twins Cody and Craig drew Buddy into their family. The twins' "little" sister laid claim to Buddy as hers. The elder Hymans, Gramps and Gram, treated Buddy as one of their grandchildren.

    At "home," the boy was a strong back to do work. At the Hyman Ranch, he was family.

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