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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valentines Day

With only a week till Valentines Day, the subject of wives came up at the Stockman.  Now since none of us there are "newly weds" we are well versed in our respective wives wishes.  I mentioned, for instance, I was taking the Warden to a "Sweetheart banquet".
"Well my Claire always wants a real pretty card," Clem stated.  "So the other day when she and I went to Wal-Mart, I looked over the selection.  Do you know some of them now cost $5.00?"
"Did you get her one?" asked Clyde.
"Not with the cattle market the way it is" Clem answered.  "But I did pick a real nice one out and let her read it while we were there!"
"I was reading the High Plains Journal the other day," Clyde said.  "There was a real nice poem in there to farm wives, so I cut it out and will save it to give Cletta on Valentines Day.  She'll like that."
"Yeah," injected Chester, "my Chloe read that poem in the High Pains too.  She said if I was real romantic, I'd write her a poem like that, so I wrote one for her."
"You wrote a poem?" asked a surprised Clyde. 
"Yep" nodded Chester.
"Let's hear it" chided Clem.
"Roses are red, violets are purple.  You're as sweet as maple syruple" Chester replied.  Then continued, "When the cows are grazing pastures green.  I'm reminded of Chloe Dean."
Chester cocked his head trying to remember the next verse, "Their coats bright and shiny, their eyes open wide.  Reminds me of you, when you're at my side."
"And when they turn to walk away, I'm reminded of how you sway."
Chester started the next verse but Clem started laughing.
"Wait, I can't take anymore" Clem stated through raucous laughter.  "You're going to compare Chloe to a cow?  My friend, it's been nice knowing ya!"


crabby old man said...

Is Chester still alive???

Staci said...

Poor ol' Chester, he was trying hard, wasn't he? Lookout, OK was in between Freedom, OK and Coldwater, KS. It's still on a map every now and then.

Jenni said...


This is one woman that thinks Valentine's Day is a crock made popular by card companies, florists, jewelers and the rest. The commercials this time of year really sicken me. Now I won't refuse candy, but I hope it's bought on sale the day after Valentine's Day if it's bought at all. The perfect Valentine's Day present for me would be a nice walk or drive in the country.

me said...

That was hilarious! Thanks for the smile daddy.

Sara said...

This was great!! Thanks for sharing!

The Ponderer said...

Funny! Reminds me of a poem I knew as a kid,

"I pressed a kiss to her lips,
What could I do but linger.

And as I ran my fingers through her hair,
A cootie bit my finger.

Jackie said...

Oh, my GOSH! You men are all alike! But, like crabby, I'm wondering....is Chester still alive? LOL

And, your friend The Ponderer! Love the cootie poem!

Great post, Cowboy!

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Buddy,
My Dad was born and raised near Hays,KS, and I have there many times. I know my roots and proud to be a disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70. I was raised on a beef, hog and grain farm in S.E. WI and those were my happy days.
I also write a Christian based Journal that also helps other disabled Vets deal with the corrupt VA and Gov't that dumps on them daily.
Hope to hear from you.

Tom Schuckman
Wisconsin--land of cheese and beer

Jackie said...

Got an error message so will try again....

So...whacha doin' Cowboy?

Warren said...

West Kansas where I live is great cowboy country. WB

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God bless,