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Tales from the O-NO Ranch

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

I have to tell you gentle readers that my little granddaughters, of which there are three, are so special to me. As the holiday season is upon us, I will get to see all of them, I just can’t hardly wait.

There is just something extra special about little girls and how they inherently know how to wrap their grandpas around their little fingers. Let me give you just one example.

This past weekend, Kailee, my daughter’s little girl who lives just twenty minutes away, came out with her mom to ride her horse. If you remember, I helped her buy a horse a few months back and she has really bonded with him.

After she and her mom rode their horses, I began to tease her and tell her, “I haven’t beat you up in a long time and so you better run girl!” She loves this time with me as she likes to be chased and of course I catch her and start tickling her and swing her around and eventually I have her kicking, “laffin”, and just loving every minute of it. On occasion this little darlin’ will speak some “Texan” when she calls me “Grrraannnnnd Paaaaaaww.”

When they were ready to leave to go home Kailee grabbed me around the legs and said, “Grrraaaaad Paaaaaaw … would you beat me up just one more time?” I gotta tell ya, it makes my old heart jump with joy to have the little ones so willing to play and spend time with their grandpa.

We do have fun together, and this is the season for me to really catch up on some of that sugar and spice from those little gals. Now, don’t get me wrong. The snails, frogs, and puppy dog tails from the little grand boys are just as much fun. The boys are only two are three years away from the teenage years except one who is only five.

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Time is really flying by for me it seems and I’m doin’ my darndest to capture every moment I can with the little ones. It was just yesterday that I was going through the sales catalogues and lookin’ at toys with my own kids for their Christmas ideas.

Time to go do a little Christmas shopping this week and no, I don’t dread it, I am looking forward to mixing it up with all the masses in the malls.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. ya.