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Tales from the O-NO Ranch 7-5-10

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Today is special. Every today is special because we are here to enjoy whatever challenges this day may bring fourth.

Go to the obits in this fine paper and you will find any number of good souls who do not have the opportunity to enjoy today. Their time has come and mine and yours have not if your reading this. If you are under the age of 40 more than likely you won’t let the end of life cross your mind often if at all. If you are over 50 you will consider from time to time your expiration date. Yep, just like some food products we all have an expiration date and we just don’t know when that might be.

Today, my daughter and granddaughter came out early to ride. I had the ponies gathered, fed and breakfast almost ready when they arrived. It was hot early but the flies weren’t too bad and we had a nice ride. My daughter got to try out her new horse around the few ol’ ropin’ steers on the place. He’s still a colt but watched the cattle and kept one from getting back in the bunch just for a brief time. We wanted to see how he reacted to sorting. He does have some cow in him and we think he’s gonna’ be a cracker jack of a good pony. After the horses were cooled down and turned back out we removed the goldfish from the stock water and cleaned out the tub refilled it and put the fish back in. After that we got a glass of tea and sat on the back deck to visit and review the morning. When they dove off to go home, I hopped on the Harley and headed to town to get the mail.

Today, as I said, is a special day. I get to sit down and relay my thoughts to you in the hope that you will find my ramblings worthy of reading. I struggled with a subject matter for today’s column as nothing wild and reckless has happened to me here at the O-NO Ranch or anywhere else for that matter. I wanted to remind you that with each passing day, we don’t get “do-overs” because at the end of the day it’s over. It’s a done deal and we have to wait until tomorrow to have another “today” to consider how and what we will do with it.

Summer is slipping by too fast for me children, get out and enjoy! Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. ya.