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James Cathey On the Back Porch

On The Back Porch

A Cowboy’s Poem

Coffee’s hot, as we sit here on the back porch, watching the birds and the squirrels make a living. That ol’ thermometer dipped down into the lower 40s and with that breeze, it will make you hunker up! Our back porch fire is mighty welcome this morning, as it usually is this time of year. I guess, if we have to have winter, and we do; this year has had a pleasant beginning. I am sure you can look back on some that were plenty tough, I know I can. Especially when we were just a bunch of young’uns wishing it would snow and cover the world in white. And oh how we dreamed of it snowing for Christmas Eve. We could enjoy building snowmen, snowball fights, snow angels and forts, and then there was snow ice cream! Our thoughts stayed away from the hardship it put on the old folks and of course the livestock.

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