Echoes From the Campfire

The good book never promised us rockin’ chairs, but it says we’re gonna have trials and tribulations…  I just like to shut down those trials before they start up all that tribulatin’.”              –Lou Bradshaw  (Palouse)     “And indeed, as your life was valued much this day in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in…

Echoes From the Campfire

My mind was stewing over Conrad as I sat drinking coffee.  He was too young to be someone I knew from Texas.  Cheyenne maybe…    “Marshal, yuh better come quick!” hollered Slim Wilkins bursting through the door of the diner.    I had finished my supper and was drinking coffee waiting around for Molly and Marta to finish with…

Echoes From the Campfire

Look to the hills.  They are quiet.  The storms sweep over them and are gone, and most of man’s troubles pass the same way.  Whenever you feel that things are getting too much for you, go to the mountains or the desert—it smooths out the wrinkles in your mind.”              –Louis L’Amour  (Brionne)     “In that day the…

Coffee Percs

My cup was still on the table.  Finding that there was still warm coffee in the pot I filled the cup.”             –D.C. Adkisson  (Trouble at Gregory Gulch) Didn’t mean to put a scare into yuh, Pard.  I was jist checkin’ the action of my shotgun.  Smooth, nice and smooth, jist like the coffee I make.  Say,…