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Friday, February l, 2013 - The News - Page 9 By Buddy Hazell a hill, hook on to a log, Special to The News {i.' and down the hill we Mr. Fagan got in the would go. Sometimes the truck and said "Now, let's log would start sliding and go look at something [ going faster than the else." I was about to , " .....horses; when this hap- experience a new thing in Memories pened, the horses would my life. We drove a little and Tales go faster and faster. way and stopped. Mr. Then because the log Fagan said "Look up that have I gotten myself and the horses went hill and see all the logs into?" faster, I had to go faster. under the snow." Well, there I was, Picture me, if you can, "Yes sir," I replied, didn't know how far one to three feet of snow, "Well, if you look, you away from home I was a team of horses running will see Cedar logs on and didn't know how to downhill, a 12 to 20 foot every hill between here get back there if I could, log sliding and bouncing and the road; before (Well suck it up boy, its down the hill and here I spring, I want every log time to be a man.) come running as fast as 1 off every hill between here We had two feet of could trying to keep up and the gate. Drag them snow on the ground, and it witla the horses. all down to the road." snowed more every night. I have the lines in my He went on to tell me Every morning I had to hands and doing my best that he was going to build walk through the snow to to stay on nay feet. a log house on a ranch he feed the cattle and horses, Sometimes it was from owned near Colorado then break ice on thehalfa mile to three Springs. Then he took me creek, quarters of a mile down back to the house and There were some the hill. showed me a mule deer mornings it was snowing This was a seven day a hanging in the cellar. It so hard that I could barely week job, but one day I was freezing down there; see the barn from thedecided to take a day off. therefore the meat would house; but the stock must 1 saddled one of the be good all wir.ter. Then be fed. Then I would go horses and was going to he got in the truck and back to the house and eat look the ranch over. I said, "I'll see you about breakfast. After I finished started down the lane the the end of April." eating, it was back to the cattle used as the), came As I watched him drive barn and harness the in to eat. off, I thought, "Hey this is horses. I went a couple of January. April is about Now, the "fun" began;hundred yards and there three and a half months hard work at the ranch. I the lane opened into a away." I went into the would take the horses up large pasture. I followed house mumbling, "What what appeared to be a trail and saw scenes that 1 mile and snow startedI dropped the reins on had only seen in movies, falling, soon the snow got his neck and touched him I saw several mule heavier and heavier and with my spurs and he deer and tracks of other was starting to cover our started walking. About animals. I rode around tracks, half an hour went by and until I noticed the sun was Suddenly, there were I realized we were in the dropping behind the taller no tracks to tbllow. I had lane and then I saw the mountains and thought I no idea which way thebarn. had better start back. I house was, so I said to Although that time in turned the horse around the horse "Well old hoss, I my life, I was not a and began to follow our don't know where yourChristian, I stopped and tracks back to the barn. barn is but you do, so lets thanked the Lord for I went about a half a go to the barn." keeping me safe. mm Get 14 Months for theprice of 121 I Offer good Feb. 1 thru Mar. 31, 2013 II /'i .... BB y 1 , -~,~, ~:/LL $27.00inSENIORSHenderson(65Countyand older) m i\ r-] $29.00 In Hand ..... County '& [-7 $33.00 Elsewhere in T .... $43.00 Elsewhere in USA i~s~] ~ Clip anti mail along wil;h payment, t,o: 1 The News, 815 W. Royall Blvct, Suit.e 6, Malako'FP, TX 75148 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Name 1 I Address I I City/State/Zip I I I Telephone Total Cost $ ................... I 1 MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: THE NEWS 1 I ~'i~ ~ To use your credit or debit card please call (903)489-0531 Hi iN Hi IB ~m mm I I mn HI Im ml I in mm II ml i NI II n n i n i i i i I 2012 Chevy Camaro 2008Ford F350 2012 Nissan Sentra Lariat 4x4 Dually 2.0SR Nissan 2007 Honda Fit Crewcab SV 4x2 Hatchback A/T 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 2012 Nissan Titan Limited Edition 6" lift, 35" tires~ custom leather Ford 44k miles 2010 Toyota 4Runner 2007 Nissan Sentra SR5 2, OS 76k miles 1976 International 2010 Nissan Scout ZI 4x4 2.5S New Motor Altima 2008 Yukon Denali 4WD 2007Chevy Tahoe Oil Filter Change with CAR WASH & VACUUM ENGINE I I I I I I