Monday, September 13, 2021

Wisdom of the Cowboy


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"Heroes have always been cowboys." What about you? Here is my own cowboy.

My brother Bill and his quarter horse Sonny
He moved to Texas, lived there the rest of his adult life.
He was my favorite cowboy.

Bill Peck: 1955-1999
6'4", tall and lanky







32 comments:

  1. My grandfather had quarter horses on his farm. He love horses. You forgot that Willie Nelson says, "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys".

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    1. Willie said it well.
      Bill's horse was frisky. Only he and Dad could ride it at first.

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  2. I could definitely like Bill Peck, I understand why you love him!
    With my back messed up I have had a marathon of Cowboy books from Amazon. Yep my heroes have always been cowboys.
    Also as a traveler I love places in the mid west and places like Rex Allen's Museum in Wilcox AZ. And then of course the OK corral. OH yes Deadwood. LOL
    Good entry, love the graphics.
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Bill was a character for certain. Altho he has been gone 20+ years, I expect to hear his voice on the phone.
      Arizona is Cowboy Country. We have traveled there during cooler months.

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  3. Clint Eastwood second only to Paul Newman

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  4. Cowboys pretty much passed me by. I never knew any, and the books and the movies don't appeal.

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    1. I understand. Being from a farming community where horses were used, we were able to use them.

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  5. Clint Eastwood ... my first crush as Rowdy Yates. And he just keeps on getting better.

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    1. Oh yes. I remember Rowdy Yates, first crush here too.

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  6. Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, James Stewart, Garry Cooper, Audie Murphy ... and I like that Kenny Rogers song too.

    Great post, Susan. God bless.

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    1. Kenny Rogers died these past months, and I wanted to give him some notes.

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  7. Cowboys in the family would be cool. We have Moo Pigs (a name bestowed upon begging dogs. I may have been drinking when that one was invented.)

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    1. Moo Pigs?! That is a great one. Will tell it to my brother.

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  8. Cowboys and Indians was a loooong time ago.

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  9. Your brother was a good looking cowboy! He passed way too young and I'm sorry for your loss. Having just lost a brother I know time won't matter when it comes to missing him. I love that song and Kenny did it well! If you're handing out favorite cowboys I'll take one Tom Selleck and a side order of Sam Elliot!

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    1. Tom Selleck was a cowboy? I do like Sam Elliot.

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  10. Cowboy is an interesting culture.

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  11. I used to love cowboy movies, but I don't think I ever had a favourite cowboy. We don't have them out here, we have Stockmen, Station Hands, and Drovers.

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    1. No, I'd be surprised if cowboys were part of your world. there was always "Quigley down under".

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  12. You got to know when to fold 'em... (when to fold 'em) 😂

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  13. Dear Susan, I heard recently that Clint Eastwood is now 91 and getting ready to either direct or star in another movie. He's just intrepid! As to your brother Bill, I, too, have a brother who is my cowboy--who's traveled his own road. He's so dear to me and I learn something from him every time we talk or visit. One of the wonders of living longer--besides just being alive!--is being able to look back over a long life and see the many, many blessings--like my brother. He has been pivotal in my life. Peace.

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    1. Dee! So good to see your name!
      We are blessed to have our big man cowboys. I sure miss mine.

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  14. Salt of the earth people, that's what they are.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!