The Cowboy

The Cowboy, Jim Craig…from Bruneau, Idaho, where his heart has always been. I love and miss you Dad.


144-1 Jim Craig on Dorado Pledge

052-1 Jim Craig ribbons & trophies

I love the music of Willie Nelson, including, “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”  However, that song has always made me sad. I know it is just a song, but I have to take offense at the insinuations in its lyrics.  Yes, there are wild and wooly cowboys with little moral value, just like any other group of people.  But all the cowboys in my life are loving, honest, hard-working, loyal, family men.  Come to think of it, most of the men in my life are cowboys!

.  From my personal experience, I think any mother would be very proud to have their babies grow up to be a cowboy… or girl.  My grandmothers were, my mom was, and I know I am.

I wrote this poem years ago for my Dad, the cowboy who showed me by the…

View original post 346 more words

2 thoughts on “The Cowboy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s