OPINION? EVERYBODY HAS ONE: I got stuff to do before the frost sets on me

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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I am running on emotions today. I have to do the regular stuff, check cattle, feed penned cattle, run water, talk to my close relative and act normal. Normal, whatever that is for me, is not what I am today. My insides are shaky and my tongue is feeling weird. I have dreaded the day for many years that I would suddenly realize that time has slipped by, been spent, elapsed and is gone. It happened this morning real early, about 3:30 a.m. The phone call jarred me out of bed and I was wide awake when I said hello into the receiver. That sort of thing is a terror to all of us who have children or cattle; we don’t know which of them are in trouble.

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 10/17/2012


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