Happy New Year

In 2013 I decided to publish some poetry booklets. Things had sure changed in the publishing business. I published 7 poetry booklets on Amazon. In 2014 I learned a person I knew was a published author and doing fairly well at it. I said to myself, if she can write a book, then why can’t I. I sat at my computer and started typing. The story came so easy. It was…

THE NOOSE!

For centuries, most hangings were carried out by the sheriff or legal entity of the town or county where the death sentence had been passed. Prisoner’s deaths were usually painful as most executioners were not proficient enough to know how to calculate the correct “drop” of the hangman’s noose to ensure breaking the neck, thus the victim usually died by strangulation. The use of gallows with a trap door didn’t…

PEDDLERS in the WILD WEST

When you think of a peddler or a traveling salesman in the frontier days, what do you picture in your mind? Again I have to blame Hollywood for the image that comes into my head. A wagon with pots and pans rattling as he comes around the corner into the yard.Hanging from the wagon is an assortment of shiny new tin hollowware; more tin-ware hangs from the wagon walls, which…

The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure Part Four

Let me start off by saying I don’t believe what I’m about to ask, but I need to try and understand. Maybe you can help me. I’ve told you many times about the relationship between me and my computer. We just seem to tolerate one another. He/she puts up with me because I give it what it needs to survive, mainly electricity. And it gives me what I need most…