I didn't take pictures at the December shoot, we had 30 Cowboys and Cowgirls show up to brave the cold weather and defend Wartrace against all manner of scallywags. We had 2 posses and shot 3 stages on the hill and 2 in town. Some of the guns didn't like the cold weather, but we got thru it. I think the consensus was that a cold day shooting was better than sitting on the couch and watching TV.
My wife Lannie decided I need a Cowboy Christmas tree so she rounded up some things and we put together a small tree on a table with a few awards from different shoots.
2008 was a great Cowboy Shooting year for me, I was able to travel to several matches with friends, Buck Dodgers, Will Reilly, Tombstone John, Latigo Jim, Duck River, Sheriff Frank Canton, Marshall Red Stockburn, Papa Dave, Tombstone Peacekeeper,and Two Moon Shining. I was able to meet new friends at matches and see many old ones again. I also had an old friend, Cheyenne Thornton, take up Cowboy Shooting and now have someone to ride to local matches with.
By the grace of God and with lots of prayers, my shooting improved this year and I am very thankful to all the folks who have given me pointers and helped me along the way. Hopefully next year I can hook up with Papa Dave for some regular practice.
Finally I'd like to say "Thank You" to everyone I've shot with this year for making it a Great Cowboy Year. May God be with you and bless you through the Holiday season and next year, and remember if it were not for the Grace Of God we wouldn't have this game we love.
Thanks to my wife Lannie for putting up with me for 29 years, daughters Allison ( Allison started this Blog for me) and Natalie, sons in law Matt and Chris, and granddaughter Jade for putting up with me and buying me a camera.
And a special thank you to Charlie Bowdre and Sassy Lora for getting Cowboy Shooting started in this area, without them I'm sure I wouldn't be enjoying this game now.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
God Bless You.
Randy Saint Eagle
5 years ago