On The Back Porch

A Cowboy’s Poem

Most of us wait until Thanksgiving is finished before we start our Christmas decorations. But, then we find ourselves in the same pickle that S. Omar Barker found himself in when he was trying to rope a bear! The words in his poem say, “I pert near didn’t catch ‘em, for a bear can flat split the breeze. An’ yore pony has to wiggle if you beat him to the trees!” …Well, I am here to tell you that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is short and you’d best wiggle if you are going to get your decorations up before it is time to take them down! We were in Sattler on the Walker Ranch for a visit and decorating for Christmas was underway.

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