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it been a while but i am still here this is is my latest christ story i hope you like it
Leroy the reindeer
Welcome and come on in, I am Professor Henry Pennywhistle,
the wise old owl and historian of the Great North Woods. I have a story to tell
you of reindeer, witches and Christmas. It was a time ago, not to long but a
while back, any way it was some time ago. It was Christmas Eve and we were waiting
for the birth of Melvin and Nancy’s first calf, it had been foretold that it
would be special because the good witch Zendel had put a spell on it. It was
one minute pasted midnight and he was born. And any male deer born on Christmas
would be the next king of the Christmas reindeer herd. But what a site he was
he had a big round nose that kind of drooped, and long legs with knobby knees
and big feet, he was black and his legs were white. Zendel took one look and
said “oh my deer what have I done” and she was off on her broom to find the
spell she had used. Many of the old cows were saying she must have been fooling
around that thing does not look like Melvin or a reindeer, it look more like a
moose than a reindeer. I could tell Leroy was going to have a hard time.
Now Melvin was off waking up the herd to brag about his new
son and give out cigars to all who wanted one. He did not care how Leroy look
he was his son, and he was on the council of elders. The old bucks congratulated
him but said things badly about Leroy behind his back they call him old droopy nose.
As time went on Leroy was off to school and was an excellent
student, he study hard day and night. But he was a little angsts to show how
smart he was and would not let the other student answer. The teacher had to
tell him to let the others answer. And the student started to call him name
like droopy nose smart de pants. When they went out to play they would call him
names and run off, leaving him alone. One day he wandered off down by the wolves
and they tried to attack him, and found him more than they could handle. He step
in the middle of one and made him holler from the pain of his heavy feet. But Melvin
and some others came to the rescue, and chase off the wolves. Leroy was so sad
he wish the wolves had got him.
It was time for Leroy first rut. His antlers were very small
so he found some branches to tie to his small horns and prance around the
meadow with all the other. Then he was challenge to a face off. There he was to
face down for the first time a young buck with a full set of antlers. They moved
to the middle of the meadow and made ready for the charge. Leroy was scared and
when he lower his head to position his fake antlers they fell off and he ran
from the meadow to the sideline to hide a misted a loud roar of laughter and
Comet was holding sled pulling class, and it was Leroy turn,
they had to make a special harness for him he was so big. Some of his class
mates decided to make it hard for Leroy, they load the sled with everything
they could find. Leroy got ready to pull the sled down to the end of the meadow
and back, as fast as he could. He was off in a shot and the sled bounce and the
load went everywhere. Comet explain that
he needed to pull the sled not fly it. Comet had the heckler help pick up the
load and reload the sled and bring it back to the start.
Leroy was very sad and want to die, he had no friend and no
one to talk to, and then Rudolf came for a visit, and all though they were
cousin they hit it off. Rudolf had been through much of the same harassments,
and knew how he felt. They played reindeer games and had fun. The herd saw and remembered
how they treated Rudolf many years ago, and started to like Leroy.
It was now the time of the forth rut and Leroy had grown bigger
and had a massive set of antlers. He paraded the meadow showing off his big
horns and challenged any and all comers to a face off, five would be a good
number all at once he said. Some of the old buck said they needed to take him
down a notch of two and three young bucks joined in for the challenge. They face
off in the middle of the meadow. Leroy stood there and lowered his head to
position his antlers, paw the ground a time or two and waited. The five made
ready to charge pawing the ground the charging. But they look up and saw the
twelve by six foot antlers of Leroy, they broke in different direction some
flying overhead and the others back peddling to save grace, and a bad collision. Leroy was the victor, and caught the attention
of one Daisy who was visiting her aunt, she was a moose. This was to be a good thing. And it would pass they would be together.
The wolves were howling and making advance on the herd at
the other end of the meadow and had the eye on some helpless young reindeer, Leroy
turn and head full steam at the wolves, plowing the snow as he went and caught
the wolves in his wake pushing them back twenty miles and saving the young reindeer. The herd hail Leroy
for his bravery. Hollering hail to the king. Long live Leroy the king
How thing were getting time to name the king of the reindeer
herd and the only contender was Leroy. The council had met and was ready to
name the king. Zendel the witch had return and said that Grendel the wicked
witch of the north had block her spell on Leroy. So the council had no choice
but to name Leroy king of the herd.
A few mile away Santa was having a problem, with snow lots
of snow a hundred feet of snow. The Christmas village was buried And he had call
the National Guard to help so he could make his round on Christmas. But the guard
said it would be spring before they could get there. Then Rudolf said to Santa
that he had an idea that could save Christmas. So he was off to see Leroy. He found Leroy and told the problem, so Leroy
and Rudolf when to aid Santa it was found that Grendel the wicked witch of the
north was responsible. She was mad that Santa had only gave her three bags of
coal last Christmas, and she needed more to heat her castle.; so she made it
snow so bad that Santa could not go on his rounds. The first thing that needed
to be done was to stop the snow so Leroy started to push the snow to Grendel castle.
The she stop the snow she had more snow then could handle. And with his big
antlers he pushed all the snow from the Christmas village, and Santa ask Leroy
to help pull his sleigh Santa deliver thee tons coal to Grendel. After Santa
called Leroy a side and told him he was a moose and although he had a reindeer
heart and soul he was a moose and it was all right for him and Daisy to merry. They
did and Leroy open a snow removal business a little south east of Nome. He told
the council to find another king.
merry Christmas and god bless
Now this was a while back something like forty five years
ago. It was a Friday night in June, I went to the horse auction and met up with
a few friends. Before the night was out I had bought two mustang horses. One was
about fourteen hands a little thin, and snowy white except for her main and
tail which was kind of gray. The other
one was a bay about fifteen hands he was gilded. After the auction we took the
stock over to my friend Dusty’s place. It
was about six thirty and dusty brought out a bottle of whiskey. We all had a
shot or two when dusty said let’s have a rodeo. When you have something new you
have to play with it don’t you.
Well this night was going to get a little wild before it was
over. The little mare I had named June bug, was the one I drew. Dusty saddled
her up and put on a blind, I got mounted and then always helpful Chris pulled
the blind. Well June bug was not happy with me on her back, she went into a
bucking fit. But I stay with her. After two or three minutes she came to a standstill,
and I had her under control. I got her to walk around the corral. And they were
all saying great ride.
The next night was Saturday and Chris was the raining college
bareback champ and was the entered in a local rodeo, he invited us to come and
watch, he said he would get us some free tickets. So we all went to the rodeo. As
we were standing in line with Chris, he had to sign in and register and get us
tickets. Chris elbowed me and ask me for
a twenty, he said he left his wallet in the truck. I knew he was good for it so
I gave him a twenty. We were just standing there checking out all the young
lady. When Chris asked to see my back, I though he was going to use it for a clipboard.
Instead he pin a contestant number on my back and said congratulation you are
now entered in the saddle bronco compaction. All my good bubby’s got a big
laugh out of it. And I wanted out of it, I was no rodeo rider, but they kept
egging me on. Chris pull me aside and
said he would get me out of it, or he would coach me threw it. He saw my ride
at Dusty’s and said I was good enough to be in the rodeo. So I agree to ride.
We wander around the rodeo grounds till it was time to get
ready to ride. The whole time I was wondering how I got into this mess. I sat
on the fence and watched the two fellows ahead of me ride. They did not make it
to the buzzer and did not score. It was my turn, as I got screwed down all I could
see is me in a hospital bed all broke up. I ran through all the pointers Chris
gave trying to remember all he told me to do. I was set and gave the nod to
lets us out. The gate swung open and I spired him out he was bucking like there
was no tomorrow. That eight second seem like an eternity. Then I heard the
buzzer and the pickup man was there he pulled me off and set me on the ground. I
went looking for my hat and the announcer said the high score for tonight
belong to Roy Durham from Ogden Utah. A local boy with a score of 84. I tried
my best to get back to the fence and not show how bad I hurt. The next and last
rider was in the cute and ready to ride. He was putting on a good show, I figured
he had beat my score. But to my surprise he scored a 73. I was the saddle
bronco champ. Got a buckle and 250.00 dollars to boot, and a bunch of girl that
wanting to know me. The celebration after the rodeo was a lot of fun and a lot
of medicinal whiskey to easy the aching joints.
I went with Chris to more rodeo to some fifteen or so rodeos
and did not do as good, only place in the money one more time. That summer. Looking
back it was a lot of fun, I don’t know if I had it all to do over that I would.
I rode or tried to ride twenty five bucking
horses and made 500.00 dollars. You don’t have to be a top rodeo hand to enter
just be fool enough to pay the entry fee and dumb enough to get on the horse.
It been a while since I posted anything. As you know life
can hand out a number of problem for you to get through. I have had my share.
In a nutshell the good the bad and the ugly. On the bad side was trying to
keep my home, a battle that it seems I could not win, the loss of income made
it even harder. After a long talk with an attorney, family and friends I let
the mortgage company have it and walked away and sought relief from the bankruptcy
courts. Living there I had daily
reminders of my wife’s death, and the deafening silence of loneliness. Where laughter
echo an empty house and one’s heart reels in pain and the clouds of sorrow form
and it rains a thousand tears. It been eighteen months and I find the weather
has many more storm for me to weather.
The ugly serpent that
slither through the canyons and valleys of my mind seeking out my fond memories
of the fun times to torcher me. It’s called loneliness, he will not win. In a crowd
of friends and family someone will ask “how are you doing” I answer I’m ok, hoping
they won’t see the ugly viper squirming inside of me poised to strike and start
a storm of tears. It hides when someone give me a hug and maybe a kiss, but he is
On the good side of things an old friend form my youth decided
to semi retire from his semiretired security job and recommend me for the job, he
is still working on call. So I am now working as a security guard. That has aloud
me to buy a mobile home it is a handyman special and need a little fix up here
and there, but I own it outright. Working has help me put a rope on the loneliness,
but it is still a problem I hope to hang it from the nearest oak someday. I hope
to be able to get back to writing more often. My life now is finding some order
and the future looks good. I am working on my novel and hope to finish it in January
that is a tall order but I am going to try.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. And as always
an adventure with Pete and Zeke from the spiltmilk ranch
There was a man and his young son out riding an ATV up in the high country fifty miles from any help. They came a crossed a mud hole and thought that it would be fun to blast threw it splashing mud everywhere.
They did and it was deeper and thicker then they thought. There machine sunk in the mud to the handle bars, it was stuck good. They made their way to the dry land, and tried to think how they would get the machine out of the mud so they could go back to camp, and it was fifty miles away. The sun was getting high in the sky and they had little water and food and a long walk, if they could not get their ATV out of the mud and if it would still run. The man was getting worried because he knew no one would start looking for them till
supper time six hours from now and it would be getting dark , so it would be morning before any help could arrive.
A couple of hours pass with no luck at getting it out.
Then a cowboy on a big white horse showed up. He said howdy and ask what the heck were they doing out here all alone on foot. The man explained how they got there and how they got stuck. The cowboy scratched his head and squared his hat, and ask where is this thing you rode up here on. The man pointed at the handle bars sticking out of the mud.
The cowboy ask how big is that thing. The man said it a 350 quad runner, the cowboy said that don’t mean a thing up here, is it as big as a cow. The man said maybe a little smaller about half as big. Well the cowboy took out his rope and shook out a loop and rope the handle bars and said it kinda like roping a steer. The he took a dally around his saddle horn and said hi ho sliver let’s get where we ain't. That ATV pop out of the mud like a cork out of a whiskey jug on Friday night. The man was very grateful and offer the cowboy a twenty for his troubles. The cowboy said that all right there is no place up here to spend it, just glad I could help.
The man cleaned as much mud off the ATV as he could and started it up, he and his son head back to camp via the safest route. His son said dad do you know who that man was, his said no, the boy said dad that was the lone ranger.
The cowboy met up his partner Zeke who ask what the heck were you do down the in that old bear wallow, and he said well the were some flat-landers stuck in the mud, I help them out. Well you got out of there just in time there comes that old mama grizzly and she is not happy , I think she got a load of buck shot form the sheepherder over there, she headed strait for the wallow. Hey Pete I can drop her from here with this 45-90. Naw Zeke let her be she the only one left up here, kinda like us and she don’t bother the cows and she get them stinking sheep ever now and then. Hey Pete what was it that kid call you. He said something about the lone ranger, heck i ain't no ranger. Hey Zeke lets get back to the shack them beans should be ready by now. OK keno sabe.