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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 · 13h ago

Sunday Bonanza

Tell me you remember . . . sigh!Every Sunday evening when we were kids . . . hmmm . . . maybe a little preamble . . .Sundays were family/TV nights.Our one TV channel outdid itself on that pa...
On the Border · 1d ago

Crime and Punishment

The Sweet and Innocent Grade Ones. Really.In the sixties, schools had strict rules.Breaking said rules carried punishments.1. A severe ‘talking to’.2. Being kept in at recess or lunch hour.O...
On the Border · 2d ago

Modern Conveniences

In 1848 or 9, The guys in charge thought it was time,To close the place that representedEverything that was invented.“What need have we of patents, new?There won’t be any more breakthroughs....
On the Border · 3d ago

Mom Stories

From a story I found in Mom's journals.For my straight-laced Mom, I'm as surprised as you are . . .The boss walked in.All sound in the office ceased as his employees paused in their work to ...
On the Border · 4d ago

Lessons Learned

Who knew listening to their music could be so . . . educational.Hey, hey, we're the MonkeesAnd people say we monkey around,But we're too busy singingTo put anybody down.It was 1966.My cousin...
On the Border · 5d ago

From Over There

Those of you who know me, know I don’t get upset.Except—I was upset. “I have no idea, Officer! She was here one minute and gone the next!”He stared at me.Behind him, Reggie was doing the sam...
On the Border · 6d ago

Someone's Story

The 'New' Stringam RanchWhen I was seventeen, my Dad sold the Stringam Ranch in Milk River and bought another ranch in the shadow of the Porcupine Hills near Fort Macleod, Alberta.New land t...
On the Border · 1w ago

Admitted

Sometimes I do deliberateMy penchant to be all things great . . .A Ruler sitting there in state,My food served on expensive plate.To nod as people remonstrate,And wave as children graduate.H...
On the Border · 1W ago

With Posterity

I feel I owe an apology,I missed Monday's Poetry.I spent it with posterity,That ranged from fourteen down to three.'Twas 'Cousins Weekend' here, you see,With games of Jacks and 'Can't Catch ...
On the Border · 1W ago

Grandpa Waits for Me

The grandkids are over for the weekend.This is what Connie Francis would be singing in this situation . . .(To the tune of "Where the Boys Are')Where the toys are, Grandpa waits for me.A smi...