Clifford Oct. 27, 2014

Clifford Oct. 27, 2014
During my lifetime, I have had the privilege of meeting many, many people. Some good and some bad,  but overall I must say that I enjoy being around crowds. Now let me also make a statement that when it comes to ranch work or a special handyman project, I actually prefer to be alone. I work my cows by myself, I prefer to fish by myself, build [...]

Clifford Oct. 20, 2014

Clifford Oct. 20, 2014
Ok, ok, I know that my stories are generally light hearted but something has just hit me really hard.  I have heard these stories on the news for the past few weeks, but for some reason this one made it sink in a little more and has caused me to preach to myself. Take a moment and read some excerpts from this email that I just received. Missi [...]

Clifford October 13, 2014

Clifford October 13, 2014
I’m sure you have heard the old saying “the apple never falls far from the tree”. Well in the case of me and my children, this has become more and more evident over time. Several years ago I was visiting with my son while he was attending college. We had gone to a local restaurant in the college town and toward the end of our lunch he informe [...]

Clifford Oct. 6, 2014

Clifford Oct. 6, 2014
I have a friend who owes me a lunch. His name is Kip Coe.  I don’t remember why he owes me this lunch because it’s been over ten years ago,  but I saw him one day in the old Klein’s Super Market and he reminded me he owed me a lunch.  I guess one of these days he and I will get together for that lunch and he can tell me then why he owed me th [...]

Clifford Sept. 29, 2014

Clifford Sept. 29, 2014
“Are you okay?”  “Yes, are you?” “No, I’m not.  We need to stop.” “Okay, let’s go again.”  Huff, puff, huff, puff, huff, puff…. “I need to stop.” “Okay.” “Ouch, ouch, it’s on my foot, hurry pick it up!” Huff, puff, huff, puff…. “My nose itches.” “Well don’t stop now; we’ve only got a few more feet to go!” Huff, puff, huff, puff… “Oh man, I’ve [...]

Clifford Sept. 22, 2014

Clifford Sept. 22, 2014
Many years ago I actually got to take time off to go fishin’. The story went like this. “Hi Adrian I’m here to pick up my bait”.   “Clifford, what are you going to do with this bait?” “What kind of question is that Adrian, what do you think I’m gonna do with it, eat it?” “Well I don’t know, are you sure you really want this bait?” Of course I [...]

Clifford Sept. 8, 2014

Clifford Sept. 8, 2014
Most of us guy’s are pretty dumb sometimes, especially when we are young men. I guess as we begin to age we develop a real understanding that our parents weren’t so stupid after all! I don’t care how many times a young man is told not to do something, he’s going to do it anyway just because he was told not to do it! Here’s a few stories. My n [...]

Clifford Sept. 1, 2014

Clifford Sept. 1, 2014
Ok, yes I do know you have heard this story before, but every once in a while somebody will ask me to re-run a story so they can pass it on to someone else…so here it is. Many years ago, a conversation between my wife and I started like this:  “But honey it’s embarrassing!” “Oh sweetheart how can it be so embarrassing, everybody d [...]

Clifford August 25, 2012

Clifford August 25, 2012
I have always said that a lot of my stories about my life are the kinds of things that a guy would never tell his parents when he was young. The trouble I got into, the places I went that I shouldn’t have gone and all the other stuff that you don’t divulge until your parents are too old to chase you down and give you a spanking. It has recent [...]

Clifford August 18, 2014

Clifford August 18, 2014
There it hangs. I have stared at it for many weeks now. It is there in its place appointed by some unknown person from the past. It knows it’s functions well. It has stayed in the same location for over a month and has not moved on it’s own since inception. It remains very functional everyday and it is relatively a very simple object. Sleek a [...]