The Saga of Miles Forrest

I spent the rest of the trip puzzled by what had happened.  The woman across from me continued to scowl anytime our eyes would make contact.  For some reason she just didn’t approve of me.  I wonder if she realized the toil and pain that pioneers have always gone through to make it safe for…

Echoes From the Campfire

Every morning starts a new day…  You do wrong, and you’re thrown down hard.  If you are what you called yourself, a quitter, you don’t get up again; but if you are a man you make a new beginning.”              –William MacLeod Raine  (Sons of the Saddle)     “Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get…

Coffee Percs

He wrapped his bandana around his hand and reached for the coffeepot, refilling his cup before he spoke.”              –Ralph Compton (The Goodnight Trail) You’ve got t’ walk that lonesome valley…  Hey, Pard, good mornin’ to yuh.  What was I doin’?  Why couldn’t yuh tell, I was singin’.  What?  It sounded more like I was callin’ the…

Echoes From the Campfire

He had brought his family up modestly, to know the value of money, to be happy working toward a definite end, to be little influenced by the outside world.”              –Zane Grey  (30,000 on the Hoof)        “And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were…