Retirement

When he wants to retire, if a cowboy is your spouse Remember that you’ll have him hangin’ round the house He’s underfoot all day, and like a two-year-old he asks About a million questions as I go about my tasks… “Why do you punch the buns down? How come they take so long? What is …

Going the Distance

Joan Harris believes she has one more ride left in her. But it won’t be any ordinary, run-of-the-mill horseback ride. It will be a 50-mile trek through a carefully laid-out course designed to test the endurance of both rider and animal. “I’m turning 75 this year, and I want to do another ride,” confirms Harris, …

The Death of Cattle Kate

Canadian woman turned Wyoming homesteader Ellen “Ella” Liddy Watson, was later lynched by Wyoming Stock Growers Association members. Says historian Daryl Drew; “This photo appears to me as a hurried joke shot. The throatlatch is undone, there’s no saddle and she’s barefoot and in a nightgown and nightcap.” This innocent image was used to discredit …

First Waltz

All his life he’s been there for his daughter He’d hold her and rock her to sleep And waltz her around in the kitchen To a long-forgot 3 a.m. beat Now those old memories are returning As he slowly walks her to your side He’ll step back when the first song starts playing For he’s …