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On the Border Life on the Stringam Family Ranches in the 50s and 60s

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On the Border · 14h ago

Dimming the Bright Lights

Mondays are for poetry!Can you think of a better way to start the week?And what subject could be more fun than one of Dad's favourite stories?!Ready?Go!The movie flashed and flickered on the...
On the Border · 2d ago

Unexpected Answers

Daddy on Heinrich. (With my eldest sister who doesn't appear in this story...)The Stringam ranch covered a lot of ground.A lot.Going out to check the cows was an event.Usually requiring hour...
On the Border · 3d ago

Let Them Be Little

It should probably come as no surprise that I love children.And that I had (what I consider) a stellar childhood.I was raised with peace.Security.Kindness.Tenderness.Good food.And a lot of a...
On the Border · 4d ago

Tough Ranchers

We depended on our horses on the ranch.They were usually well trained and quiet, something you needed when you worked cattle. A jumpy horse would rile up said cattle and get them nervous.Thi...
On the Border · 5d ago

Stu Stories: The Adventures of Dirt Clod and his Sidekick, Bird Bones

When we were growing up, we all had that friend who was just a bit larger than life. That kid who tried things. Adults loved them. Kids loved them. Bad things never seemed to affect them.The...
On the Border · 6d ago

Definitely Not Friends

Spiders and I get along very well.As long as there is space between us.Lots and lots of space.When I can see them ‘over there’. And I’m quite sure when they can see me ‘equally over there’.P...
On the Border · 1w ago

In the Beginning...

It's time for 'Poetry Monday' again!Let's face it, Mondays need the help!In the Beginning:When Father made the donkey, He said, “Fifty years is yours!”“And you’ll eat only grass and do all t...
On the Border · 1W ago

A Golden Rule

Me. Far right, second row. Renee, directly behind me.One of us was perfectly dressed.It wasn't me.I'm a horrible person.I mocked/made-fun-of someone.I have repented . . It was my first day o...
On the Border · 1W ago

Stray Cats

The ranch house. Warm. Comfortable. A little too welcoming.It was evening. Just before bedtime.And my dog, Cheetah, was barking.Something she did a lot.Especially at night.We had tried to tr...
On the Border · 1W ago

(S)Licked Up

Notice the cute little boys.One with hair. One with . . . cheeks.Ignore the glasses.When I was expecting my second son, I craved anything 'tomato'. Pizza, spaghetti, anything I could put tom...