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Pope bang Dad’s knees but he doesn’t say a word. I’m trying to figure out which direction is north when we finally reappear out of the forest. I can’t comprehend how he knows where he is all the time. I’ve ridden this mountain my whole life and every time I go up I still can’t figure out where the road is. I finally ask my dad how he always knows where he is. “Sis I don’t always know exactly where I am. But I always know basically where I am. I know where certain things are. I know north and south. I know where storms roll in from. I know which direction home is. And if you know where those things are, you’ll be ok.” I know that I will never forget this moment. Those few sentences are going to guide me through the mountains, but more importantly life. All I have to know is which direction I’m heading. ***** The last cowboy values are also what makes a cowboy who they are. Optimism; Behold the gift of a brand new day. (Owen) Honor: A man who would die for something has everything to live for. (Owen) Duty: Never say “Whoa” in a tight spot. (Owen) These are the things dad taught me to keep me grounded in life. These are the things my dad, and all real cowboys stand up for and believe in. I think a lot about the things I heard my dad say as I was growing up. Dad still teaches me everyday who I am. He still thinks I would look just as cute in a gunny sac. So even though often I don’t know exactly where I am, I always know basically where I am. I know good from bad. I know which way the storms come from, and I know my way home. All because of one Cowboy who taught me to, “ Sit tall in the saddle, hold 5
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Pope my head up high, keep my eyes fixed where the trails meet the sky. Live like I’m not afraid to die. Don’t be scared, just enjoy the ride.” 6
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Pope Work Cited Owen, James P. Cowboy Values. Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 2008. Print. 7
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