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Sitting in Bill Picket's Saddle
23 January 2009
Category: Viewer Mailbag
As a former working cowboy and history buff, I really enjoyed the story on Bill Picket's saddle. Often stories about Bill Picket will have some political spin on them. Years ago, I "punched cattle" with a couple black cowboys and I don't recall any of the racism that most city-folks would expect. It was a place, as they say, "where a man is judged by God and the loop he throws." I wish it were that simple these days. People often call cowboys "rednecks." There is a huge difference, and calling me such is an insult.
Anyway, I loved the story and recorded it to show my kids. I hope you do more like it. I'm sure I could provide you with plenty of mysteries that deal with ranches and cowboys.
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