Page 4 - Why I am a cowboy!
P. 4

FROM THE AGE OF SIX, I WOULD SPEND SOME OF THE
SUMMERS AT MY GRANDMOTHER’S FARM IN VIRGINIA.
THIRTY ACRES OF
THE TWO-HUNDRED
ACRE FARM WERE CULTIVATED FOR
CROPS —
VEGETABLES SUCH
AS BUTTERBEANS
AND CORN FOR EATING AND FEED FOR CHICKENS.
WHY I
AM A
COWBOY! By
DR. ROBERT B. PAMPLIN, JR.
THEY ALSO RAISED A FEW COWS FOR MILK AND CREAM. HOGS AND CHICKENS WERE THE MAIN
MEAT STAPLE.
THERE WAS NO RUNNING WATER AND MY GRANDMOTHER COOKED ON A WOOD STOVE. ONE OF MY CHORES WAS TO SEE THAT THE WOOD BOX WAS STOCKED. I GOT MY SHARE OF CHOPPING AND SPLITTING AND CARRYING WATER FROM THE WELL TO THE HOUSE.
GETTING THE PAIL OF WATER TO THE HOUSE WITH WATER STILL IN IT COULD BE A MAJOR
PROBLEM FOR A KID. BIG PEOPLE COULD CARRY TWO PAILS AT A TIME, AND THUS BE BALANCED, BUT A YOUNGSTER HAD ALL HE COULD DO
TO CARRY ONE IN FRONT OF HIM WITH BOTH HANDS — MAKING THE JOURNEY FROM
THE WELL ONE OF BUMPS, TRIPS, SLOSHES, AND SPILLS.


































































































   2   3   4   5   6