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Perkins, Oklahoma
June 8, 1967     The Perkins Journal
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PAGE TWO THE PERKINS JOURNAL JUNI Continued From Old Timers Page Pistol Pete's Life RIDING TIlE CA'InI'LE ' On another Sunday morning, not long after, Jean and I had nfilked the cows, strained the milk and put it away. Mother told us we could not go hunting for there wa's pierty of raeat to last all week and we never kirl- ed the game unless we needed the mt, ]Ylother said we tlad better ,stay hmne and rest p while we could for there was a ,hard tveek ahead of husking corn. It wns not what we had p'km- ned but we had to take it so we ":':'put our guns away, ctamged our clothes and went down to tm straw stack. We climbed up top of it and were just lying there when Jess Hyvner, one off the rmighbor boys, rode up. He climbed up on the sLraw stad and we all lay there watching ie cattle. When an old steer ;got his head in a hole in the fer,e so he could not see us we w, ouki juml9 on his back and ride hhn. Nearby in the calf pen was a large haystack with a rail fe, ze around it. At one place the correct of the fence came close to the haystack with room for only one calf to go by at a time. After riding the steers for a whim we all went over to the calf lot. Each got on a calf to see who could stay the longest. The calves were running and bucfling and finally started around he stack Jess Hymer's calf was i the ead, then came Jean. I brotght 'hi) the rear on a red yearling heifer that could throw the hair off her back. I "was holding on like a lean tick o a dog's ear and they all came around like a cyclone. As Jesss cal went through the pass- way Jess got his foot caught in the fence. The calf ran out from under him and left him hanging y one leg, his body .on the .hay in the path of tim ,otbe,x calves. Jean was .right behind him: his calf stopped short, but Jean went on top of Jess and the calf ran over both of them. They were still on the hay when I came along. My red heifer gave a bellow and threw them both into the fence. She jurrped over them scraping me of on the fence rails as she went. Then all the other calves in the lot came around and ran over us, We were a badly skinned- up tunch when we finally got out)f there and climbed on the fence and looked at ourselves. te went back to the straw staek and tried to clean up a little before Mother saw us. About that time Jess Hymen's two brothers, John and Ilim another neighbor Boy, Jolm Stewart. and Dempsey Gill- strap rode up. John Stewart was selling my stepfather some cattle and had come to get him. tIy stepfather had a little old Indian saddle with only one cinch and I told him he could use my saddle. After the two of them had gone we got to talk- ing about riding and planned for each of us to saddle and ride a steer. There was a longhorn spotted steer in the bunch and it fell to me to ride him. He was easy to catch for he would go out of his way to fight a man. We got a rope on him, drew him:trp to the fence and put the old Indian saddle on him. It didn't stick very well so I put my, horsehair role around it and across the addle seat three times, drew it up tight and piled on him. Now, that hair xope was ekm- ble-sheared and it was like ,sit- ring on a dozen rtrvs of sharp pin points and I saw at once that I hd made a big mistake, When ] b_it that saddle the old steer started bucldng; I stayed until he hit me three times with that roIe and then tried to get,,be hiad the saddle but I couldn't make it. I let all hold go and wtmt over the steer's head. I landed on nay hands and knees and the steer hit ,e and knocked me about ten feet, That time I landed on my back. As the steer came in again I kicked him in the nose with my spurs and ,Iea ot him 1)5" the tail. Then he took after Jean, who climbed the fence, so the steer turned back to me and I got up on the straw stack just ahead of him. Jim I-!ymer roped the steer and he and John Dempsey drew him up to the fence and took of the rope and saddle. John thought he could ride the long- horn so he put his om saddle on him and crawled on and the,y, urned him kose. The steer made a few circles around the raw stack, then ran across .the lot mad jampcd the f, once. Dempsey was thrown over the top rail wtdle the steer went pitching "off into the timber with Dempsey's stir- rups flying over his back at ev- ery ptmge. We spent the rest of the day roping him and getting Dempsey's saddle back again. Our Sunday clothes looked terrible but my stepfather and John Stewart came in about an hour before sundown with about one hundred head of catle my stepfather had bought. They had to be cut out and put in the branding lot to be branded with Goodhue brand, so we all helped mad thai gave us an excuse for our torn algol dirty clothes. Moth- er never knew how we had spem our day of rest. ,0 t School . is Gut f f ) Chevrolet Lowest priced convertibles. Lowest priced hardtops. Lowest priced V8 models. 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