A CHRISTMAS MEMORY.

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With 3 days to Christmas I find myself thinking about Christmas’ that have passed.

One particular Christmas I recall receiving a wonderful cowboy suit, a Wyatt Earp type gun holstered in black leather

and a larger than life shining silver star. Perhaps that is why I enjoy watching old western films so much, you know the kind where the guns sound like champagne corks popping.

It never ceases to make me smile when I see a cowboy who by all intent and purpose had just been forging through wild river torrents, crossing sun scorched deserts of death and riding up and down mountains through dense forests of pine. With not a speck of dust on his neatly ironed shirt and shining boots and spotless silver spurs, his horse always looked like it had just won a horse show, with a highly polished saddle that you could see your face in and not a bead of sweat to be seen anywhere.

Wonderful how the hero always managed to knock the bad guy out cold with just one punch on the nose, "every time". I wanted to be that cowboy.

I don’t recall what happened to that suit, the gun and the shining star, but I do remember the feeling it gave me as I galloped down the street on my pretend horse, like I was Big John Wayne himself.

LIGHTNING FLASHED AND CRACKLED FROM THE HEAVENS, THUNDER CLAPPED AND ROLLED FROM GREAT BLACK CHURNING CLOUDS, WINDS WHISTLED, HOWLED AND  SCREAMED BLUE MURDER AND THE BADDIES TREMBLED AND QUAKED AT MY APPROACH.

The day I wore my wonderful Cowboy suit.

 

Merry X/mas  everyone.

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Get off your horse and drink your milk.

14 responses to “A CHRISTMAS MEMORY.

  1. hi kenny you swell in your flying jacket but i thing it will fit me better   ps keep up the good work on your space

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  2. +++++-hi Kenny,hoping your having a lovely Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2008 xx

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  3. hi,uncle Hutch,thanks for your Marry Chirstmas,so how did you spend your Christmas Eve??  we really had a nice time yesterday,haha    wish you happy new year:) really a nice day:)

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  4. hi,uncle Hutch,thanks for your Marry Chirstmas,so how did you spend your Christmas Eve??  we really had a nice time yesterday,haha    wish you happy new year:) really a nice day:)

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  5. RedWillow ♥ Photography / Lisa

    Deep Peace Kenny, Have a wonderful Christmas,
    Now I will quite teassing you for a few day , maybe :)
    All the Very Best of Everything in 2008
    RedWillow
     

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  6. Hi  Kenny,
    Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you, time is the problem, the older I get , the less I seem to have of it!
    Just a quick note to wish you a very Happy Christmas & a fantastic New Year!
    May all your hopes & wishes come true, and may the coming year bring you happiness, health & love.
    Well done beating the Arse, I bet you have only just come down from the ceiling!
    Now, your mission for boxing day, is to go down to the Sty, in Birmingham ( St. Andrews ) & stick it right up the other Alex’s rear end!
    Come on Gareth, you owe us Villa boys one!
    Take care,

    All the best  Kenny,
    Woof woof !
    ps. Brilliant story! when I get some more of the precious commodity called time, I shall pop back for a proper look!

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  7. Evening Kenny, just splashing by to wish you a very happy Christmas.
    I’m off to hibernate untill all this nonsense is over  lol
    I remember having a cowboy outfit when I was just a twinkle many years ago; I cleared out all the bad guys every day  hehe.  Aaaa, memories…..
    Take care, and all the best wishes to you  :)

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  8. I agree with Suki haha. Im sitting here eating a piece of Apple pie I just whippe up . And Gessh your playing our song. hahaha.
    Have a great day.
    and
    Merry Christmas again.
    Had to come and bug you .:)  hahah
    Hugs

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  9. Hi Kenny,  I love the story but I think it you enter the territory of Cowboys and Indians now you had better watch out you look more like an Indian with your beautiful hair.
     
    Suki ducks as a tommahawk flies throught the air! 
     
    Have a wonderful Christmas and create some more happy memories
     
    Love Suki x

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  10. RedWillow ♥ Photography / Lisa

    Well I didnt bake but had to come back and Say Deep Peace of the Running Wave to you Kenny !!

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  11. I loved the way you described that phase of your life and the way you were high wearing your cowboy suit!
     
    I also love the way you were grounded by your mum!! LOL!

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  12. yeeeeeeeeeha cowboy…………..

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  13. I think I will go Bake some Cinnomon Buns. :)

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  14. Kenny , hahaha , I loved this story. I really did. Im laughing and smiling back at you.  I love Western too.  You made my Day..  way over there to here.
    Have a Wonderful Chritmas with your Girls.
    Hugs always Dear Friend.
    Lisa

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