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shadowlight
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject: 500 X 236 Car Reply with quote


I hope you enjoy this prompt. I got the image from feedly. (by Alogue Ben

I'm going on retreat this weekend, so it might be a little while before the next image. Smile Have fun.

God bless,
Marlicia
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Louise

Harry Buschman


I took the runabout down to the station to get Wilbur this morning. Thought I might get the mare out of the barn, ride her and take the new stud with me for Wilbur, But remembering his position in life, (Wilbur’s that is) I thought the better of it.

Wilbur’s a sitting judge in Laramie now and to get him up on a horse in his black frock coat is asking him more than he’s willing to do. You get dirty pretty fast riding a horse in Laramie. But runabouts are unreliable critters too when you keep them in a shed out back of the house and they soon lose the look they had when you first saw them in the showroom.

There’s a few important things you have to tend to before you get a runabout like “Louise” to bend to your will. You have to be sure you have gas enough for the trip, enough air in the tires so you’re not running on the rims, enough oil pressure when you start her up to keep the motor from binding and enough spark to keep her firing. A stud horse has his hangups too but they’re not anywhere near as critical a means of transportation as “Louise” was.

The weather had been dry and dusty in Laramie and “Louise” had collected more than her share of it by the time we got to the station. She stalled out on me just as we got there and by the time I cranked her into life again, Wilbur and me looked like we had been up all night. We didn’t look much improved when we got to the courthouse neither.

I met Wilbur at the Judge’s private entrance to the court when the trial was over. I had the front seat all dusted and the brass polished when he came out at the end of the day. “If it’s a question of drivin’ me back to the station,” he says. “Don’t give it another thought,” he says, “I’ve made other plans.”

There was a riderless horse right there waiting at the entrance and with much effort and a noticeable splitting at the seam of his pants, he climbed his way into the saddle.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry, my friend,

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to read this. It posted around the time I left for retreat and then we had a hectic week before the fiber festival. I had hoped to have something to post myself to this image before reading yours, but I'm going to be away from my computer again for about a week and I didn't want to make you wait any longer.

I love this story. It made me smile (and I can see why you said you wrote it tongue in cheek). Thank you very much for brightening my day with this.

God bless,
Marlicia
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