Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons

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Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and noted fiddle player Frankie McWhorter. Others are cowboys who work the big ranches between the Canadian and Beaver Rivers. They share the stage with some ...
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Overview

Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and noted fiddle player Frankie McWhorter. Others are cowboys who work the big ranches between the Canadian and Beaver Rivers. They share the stage with some of Erickson's four-legged friends: the Phantom Cow, Texie, the Incredible Burping Dog, an Arabian horse called Dandy, Callie the cat, and Eddy the raccoon.
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Victoria Advocate
Friends includes examples of the two basic elements of West Texas humor, understatement and the practical joke.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574411454
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Western Life Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,449,104
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Teachers
Ace Reid 3
Frankie McWhorter 15
Andy was a Cowboy 25
Pt. 2 Cowboys
Dave Nicholson and the Pickle Snowcone 35
Clarence Herrington and Cowboy Logic 39
Lance Bussard's Broken Collarbone 43
Marshall Cator 47
Jim Streeter 53
Merle Kraft's Roundup 57
Pt. 3 Cattle
The Phantom Cow 63
Lucky, the Orphan Calf 69
The Floating Cow 75
Geraldine Calf 79
A Mother Cow 83
Crazy Jane, A Maverick Heifer 87
Red #12 93
Pt. 4 Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons
Bones 99
Sophie 103
Penny 107
Texie, The Incredible Burping Dog 111
Callie Cat 115
Eddy the Rac 119
Pt. 5 Horses
Reno 125
Calypso 129
Dandy 131
Tom 135
Sinbad 139
Sabalita 143
Snips 151
Nocona 157
Windsong 161
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