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As winter approaches, their hair has gotten a little long. They are in bad need of new shoes, to compensate for their sore feet, legs and back. They’ve been given about every drug available to help...

 

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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I’ve heard that rule spoken for years. Like all rules, they’re easier to follow if they agree with what you were going to do anyway. “If it ain’t...

 

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Comedian Dean Martin once said, “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they get up in the morning that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day!” With the exception of a couple of...

 

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Without going into great detail, I must admit my office is a bit messy. OK, so it is really messy. It is the way I like it because I know where everything is laying or what it is laying under. Sort...

 

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The best explanation I’ve ever heard regarding the relationship of a man to his horse is, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” In the spirit of being socially and...

 

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It is not popular to be my relative. Actually, being my friend isn’t too popular either. Truth be known, my wife and kids could be added to the list, also. In my own defense may I say I am not a...

 

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As the Corona Virus hangs around, most of us find ourselves hanging around in some way or another at home. Needless to say, that can get more than a little boring. One email I received pointed out thi...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    August 5, 2020

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Years ago, a wonderfully cranky old lady, Clara Petter, became famous for asking the question, “Where’s the Beef?” After years of well-known TV and movie stars proclaiming the virtues of my...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 29, 2020

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Sooner or later everybody gets one. A little card arrives in the mail informing you your pickup or car is the subject of a manufacturer’s recall. I used to be very concerned when they arrived. Not...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 22, 2020

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Sue and I have always been Pet People. We have had a wide range of pets, most who shared both our outdoor and indoor lives. First there was Tiffy, a small Cocker Spaniel, followed by Hobbs, Sue’s on...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 15, 2020

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Animals are smarter than people. If this line seems familiar, you’re right. I’ve said it lots of times before. This is not an old column. It’s simply one more example of indisputable evidence...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 8, 2020

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As with nearly every business, the horse business has its ups and downs. If you are in the business of raising and/or selling them, awhile back we were in one of the industry’s little...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 1, 2020

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When I was eight years old, the favorite game neighbor kids, my sister and I use to play was “Cowboys and Indians.” Because I had black hair and mostly because I was younger than everyone except...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 24, 2020

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Sometimes I wish I had become a football coach instead of a cowboy. I admire football coaches because their lives seem so simple compared to the rest of us. If we pass a coach on the street or meet...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

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Coming up with a funny story every week can begin to wear a writer down, even one who has now composed close to 2,000 of them. In order to give the old brain a rest, I decided to switch to a history...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 10, 2020

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I’m rapidly becoming a grumpy old man. OK, so that’s only partly true. I’m not rapidly getting old. That takes time. I am, however, rapidly getting grouchier. Normally, I am a very happy, easy...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 3, 2020

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Think you’ve got a bad job? Join the club. Nearly everybody, at one time or another, decides they must have the world’s worst job. Heck, I have those thoughts from time to time ... and I don’t e...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 27, 2020

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“Hello. May I speak to Mr. Gary Hodgson?” the pleasant lady’s voice asked when I answered the telephone. Guardedly, I replied, “This is Gary Hodgson,” bracing myself to repel another sales...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 20, 2020

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A good friend of mine owns a western store. One entire corner is devoted to books and about half of the space contains cook books. All are titled some variation of “cowboy cookbook” and all...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 13, 2020

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I was gassing up my pickup a while back when a beat up pickup pulling an equally well used trailer full of saddled horses pulled to the pump beside mine. The driver stepped out to start his pump and...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 6, 2020

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It is completely impossible to write a humorous column addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Humor aside for a bit, there are some surprising developments to all this. A big surprise to many of us is the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 29, 2020

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If you have way more money than you know what to do with, some, I have read, go on an African Safari. Don’t know any of those folks personally. They must not hang around cattle auctions or the John...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 22, 2020

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Two things each year demand to be written about as they occur. Christmas and Springtime. If you turn on your radio, you won’t hear Jingle Bells. Therefore, I’m writing about Spring. I can’t...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 15, 2020

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A lot of wonderful things have come about as a result of these “Under The Wire” columns. Our electricity doesn’t get shut off as often and best of all, we have made a lot of new friends....

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 8, 2020

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I must begin today’s “Under The Wire” with a first-ever warning. At the present time, no more than 50 people are allowed to view this column at a time. If several hundred of you are gathered...

 

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