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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 · 19h ago

When It's Raining Mice

Okay, he only looks cute . . .We lived in the country.Far out in the country.We had many people living in our house.But we weren't the only residents.Maybe I should describe our other (for l...
On the Border · 1d ago

Phunctional Phone Phun

My 'Creative Parenting 101' ProfessorWhen Dad spoke. We listened.Most of the time.One ignored my father at one's own risk.Let me tell you about it . . .I had a boyfriend.It was a new and exc...
On the Border · 2d ago

Battle(less)ship

Hours of fun. Or aggravation . . .Mom always appreciated a good joke. Usually, she stood back and . . . appreciated. Occasionally, she was the instigator.Let me explain . . .Our family had j...
On the Border · 3d ago

Preserved

And yes, that is a jester costume . . .When we were teenagers, my husby and I got involved in theatre.And stayed involved.This year marks 48 years for me.And slightly more for him.I know, I ...
On the Border · 4d ago

Wire Art

Art isn't always found on display.And real artists don't necessarily work in a studio.A true work of art . . .On a ranch, fences are rather important.They mean the difference between control...
On the Border · 5d ago

Pew

Old Cowboy Joe was telling tales in Main Street yesterday,Describing his adventures in the city far away,But Joe, he didn’t know the terms or language he should use,So Charlie helped him so ...
On the Border · 6d ago

The Gates to...

Approach carefully. It's trickyOn a ranch, there are gates.Many gates.In the corrals, big gates made of long, wooden boards.That are fun to swing on.As long as your Dad doesn't catch you.Ahe...
On the Border · 1W ago

Blink

In happier times...My Dad was in the blacksmith shop.And wherever Dad went, we kids trailed after.Because.Why is it that everything Dad does is interesting?For the first couple of minutes.Af...
On the Border · 1W ago

Wings of Death

Does this scare you?Debbie's family lived on a ranch not far from ours. Her father had worked for my parents as a young man, before he had married.They had remained good friends.As had Debbi...
On the Border · 1W ago

Baby Words

Husby and I spent the last weekend in Provo, Utah.He, walking, relaxing and catching-up-on-sleep in the Marriott.Me, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ally Condie, Brandon Sanderson, James...