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Thoughts from Kelln

Forgot

Posted on March 30, 2017
I meant to post something about this several weeks ago, but I flat-ass forgot.  During OYE, I was making the rounds selling Okie Coalition buttons for $20.  I got $20 out of Lee Vanderwork, who immediately told me to get $20 out for another good cause.  He said that I needed to watch a Facebook video.  “How long is it?”, I asked.  He said it was just 4 or 5 minutes.  I handed him $20

Rain!!!! YYEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!

Posted on March 29, 2017
Finally we have the sound, smell and actual feel of rain.  It even thundered off and on this fine day.  It hasn’t came heavy yet, but it is coming down. We have needed a rain since July, as have others.  Sure we caught some moisture with the ice storm but c’mon.  This is way better than moisture combined with downed trees and no power.  More importantly, the TX, OK and KS counties that were fire-swept

Stories

Posted on March 28, 2017
I have lots of goat stories.  But, I get sick of talking goats.  So, how about a non-confrontational story that does not involve a goat? Tammy and I have some friends (former students) who have their own family and all that it entails.  The eldest child is a senior in high school and the other is a 7th grader.  The youngest child was at the dinner table, reading a book.  She ate, read the book

Wow!!

Posted on March 27, 2017
It was  bit of a busy weekend and the weekend actually started on Thursday evening.  It was a miserable windy SOB of a day.  Duke and I needed to wash and dry a couple of buck prospects but we lost power.  Friday morning brought Duke and I loading 10 yearling bucks and headed to Perry.  I didn’t think that we could wash, clip and photo 10 bucks in one day.  I was wrong.  With the

On a positive note

Posted on March 24, 2017
Part of me is glad to hear all of the remarks regarding the karma post.  But, I also don’t want to lose sight of the fact that although there are some turds that cause problems in this industry, the HUGE majority of people in the stock show game are legit.  Some of the absolute best people that I have ever dealt with are stock show people.  I’ve written about great Americans such as Jim Rhodes,

Comparing Jobs

Posted on March 22, 2017
Tonight, I had to attend a donkey basketball event.  Fargo Ag Boosters hosted a donkey basketball tournament with competing teams from Arnett, Fargo, Ft. Supply and Shattuck.  Arnett beat Fargo in the first game.  One of the Arnett boys slapped Mr. Spake on the back and said, “Good job, coach.  That’s one more win than we had ALL basketball season.” We had a couple of bad asses that didn’t want to be ridden.  Several of

Karma

Posted on March 21, 2017
I love it! I thoroughly enjoy it when karma comes back to bite cheaters in the ass.  But, I absolutely hate it when you look at the collateral damage.       First of all, congrats to Kedrick Miller and crew for raising the reserve grand wether at OYE as selected by the judge.  It looks like yankee goats can compete anywhere.  Kedrick, Cooper and their crew works hard and wins and as a result

Jerry Jeff Walker

Posted on March 20, 2017
I hadn’t hit this keyboard in almost two weeks till yesterday morning.  Then, I just had to mention that it wasn’t windy.  Dang!  I jinxed it as the wind came howling down the plains.  Brandon THE Bruce was the first to call me on this.  I am sorry. I have seen Jerry Jeff Walker play live.  It was a decade or two and a half ago in Lubbock, TX.  I have always liked his song

I’m back!

Posted on March 18, 2017
Sometimes orange juice just tastes better at home.  After living in a Hampton Inn in Oklahoma City for the past nine days, it is great to be home, drinking a glass of orange juice out of an old Eskimo Joe’s cup while sitting in my own office chair.  The sun is shining, the wind is not blowing and there is plenty to be done.  I am glad that the stock show season is over.  It

Accolades

Posted on March 9, 2017
All of us in the stock show game want to know who was grand at whatever show.  How good was it?  All of that crap.  But, there is a real world that goes on outside of the show ring.  We can lose sight of that.  A small percentage of kids actually win big shows.  Very few.  But, there are always kids that are dealing with real life. For example, I have a student who owns

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