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One of the best blessing started 55 years ago in Dublin

The month of May offers many blessings and one of the best started 55 years ago at a church alter in Dublin, Texas. Spring time is a wonderful time of the year. The world is full of new plant growth with colorful blooms that leaves the country side as pretty as an artist’s painting. This pastoral setting also is filled with babies of every kind. These scenes give us the pleasure of experiencing a new beginning or a fresh start. It is God’s way renewing our hope for mankind as well as instilling in each of us a zeal for life. Love is in the air! And when love is in the air, no one seems to have a monopoly on how or when Cupid shoots an arrow, an’ I reckon it is the same everywhere. Studying the history of cowboy poetry, you find love and romance well represented in the western culture. Cowboys are quite famous for being able to face up to harsh conditions, bad hombres, and all sorts of wild untamed animals, but their legs turn to jelly, their tongues get tangled, and their brain is urging them to run when they come face to face with the wiles of a woman! Now usually, the situation gets worked out or the cowboy simply rides off into the sunset. One of S. Omar Barker’s most recited poems is about how an old Texas cowhand named Jack Potter met, courted, and proposed to his wife, Cordie.


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