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Hanks: The Hazards of aging

September 7, 2018 — Last night at the dance hall I met a nice lady who happened to be a dermatologist. You know, a skin doc. Very sweet and interesting lady. In conversation she told me that all of the folks involved in dermatology in northern Colorado are familiar

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Hanks: Knowing when the time is right

May 11, 2018 — Well, gentle readers, I've always considered myself to be a felller blessed with common sense and the ability to know when to hold'em and when to fold'em. I folded them last week when I sold my Harley. Yep, sure did. I squeezed all of the

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Hanks: The girls of South America

May 4, 2018 — Gentle readers, I decided to check out a new dental hygiene person that had come to our little village. My, my what a tiny little petite lady, she was not much bigger than her shadow but very cute with a personality that lacked nothing as

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Hanks: The right hat

April 27, 2018 — For most cowboys, their hat is as important as their boots, saddle, bridal and spurs. I read once where a west Texas cowboy of some reputation was quoted as saying, "when a cowboy (cowgirl) is satisfied with the shape of their hat, they will always

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Hanks: Fearing Friday the 13th

April 20, 2018 — Actually, I hardly give it a thought on this Friday the 13th as I write this column. I mean, I'm thinking about it of course, because I'm writing about it, right? I am not concerned a freaky clown will burst in from the kitchen and

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Hanks: The perils of being a rancher’s wife

April 13, 2018 — So, maybe ladies some of you who have not lived on ranches often pondered what being a cowboy's or rancher's wife would be like. I can tell you. I can tell you of "Little Miss Martha's" experiences on some of her "not so better days."

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Hanks: Free range children

April 6, 2018 — First off, gentle readers, let me hope that y'all had a blessed Easter! Moving on … I recently watched a documentary about the ravages of World War I after Hitler was defeated. The devastation in Poland, Germany, the UK and all of the eastern block

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Hanks: The last cowboy

March 23, 2018 — Many years ago I was participating in The Durango, Colo., cowboy poetry gathering. It was their very first and I was requested to help organize it and hopefully make it a success. As it turns out it was very successful and helped me pick up

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Hanks: How much crow can you eat?

March 16, 2018 — Gentle readers, I discovered at an early age how much crow I could actually eat. Yep, and it was all caused by my mom of all people. I know we should never speak ill of our parents, but heck, they are only human and make

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Hanks: Drug of choice

March 9, 2018 — I got to wondering, gentle readers, if all of us have a drug of choice. A diplomat from Mexico recently said, Mexico doesn't have a drug problem, America does. I have to agree that yes, America does have a drug problem. Just think, if nobody

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Hanks: The edge of the cliff

March 2, 2018 — Gentle readers, on occasion there are news worthy stories that really upset me. I find myself thinking that just can't be true. Nobody would do that, would they? They would! When professional football players and some of their coaches and staff begin this disgusting display

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Hanks: Whipping a dead horse

February 23, 2018 — I gotta' tell ya gentle readers that complaining about the wind living where I do is like whipping a dead horse. Nothing is going to change. I know for a fact that the wind is blowing harder a few miles up the road in Wyoming.

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Hanks: When enough is enough

February 15, 2018 — Gentle readers, how many times have you heard someone say, "enough already?" I may not have said it as many as some of you, but I have sure thought it! I have heard it said, "you can't have too much fun!" Yes, you can! I

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Hanks: The rodent has spoken

February 9, 2018 — Well by golly gentle readers, that rodent has spoken. Yep, it's gonna' be six more weeks of winter. Of course that's no surprise to anyone living in the mountain states as we don't expect for spring to arrive until winter is completely over. That could

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Hanks: The value of conversation

February 2, 2018 — Gentle readers, I suppose there are different ways to communicate. Some folks have to use sign language, others can understand a conversation just by looking into another's eyes and reading their various expressions. I talk "west Texas" and sometimes I find folks asking me to

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Hanks: Back tracking through time

January 26, 2018 — Gentle readers, while fighting off cabin fever I decided to drag out the photo albums and take a little trip in time with my kids. Thank God that Little Miss Martha was big on taking photos and putting together albums of the "happenings and adventures"

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Hanks: New year, new destinations

January 12, 2018 — Yes, gentle readers, the times are a'changin'. They say, and I don't know who they are, but I think that they are right when they say, "fear is just the lack of knowledge." I do have some personal fears and they are all about this

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Hanks: The thrill of the hunt

January 5, 2018 — Gentle readers, have you ever wondered where the name of Teddy Bear came from? I never did, but I'm about to tell ya. While watchin' the "telly" the other evening I was made aware of how the teddy bear came to be. It seems in

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Hanks: Decemburrrrrrrr

December 29, 2017 — I have thought for many years, especially here in Colorado along the front range of the Rockies, that December can record some of the coldest temps of the year. I remember walking a horse out in the pasture at dark trying to get him to

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Hanks: A new type of snowflake

December 22, 2017 — I think we all know, gentle readers, that no two snowflakes are the same. Well, that's what I've always heard. I am not sure how one would determine if in fact millions of snowflakes were all different before they melted. Hummm? I really don't care.

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