Saturday, January 20, 2018

~ I Wish You Enough ~

I WISH YOU ENOUGH

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright, 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more, 
I wish you happiness to keep your spirit alive
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting,
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess,
I wish you enough "Hellos' to get you through the final
'Good-bye,"

He then began to sob and walked away.


Melton "Dale" Hair  11/6/2017; age 91 years young


I met Dale in 1971 at Pinnacles National Monument in San Benito County.  He was a real cowboy.  I loved his country talk and easy going attitude.  He always wore his cowboy hat framed by his huge cowboy smile.  He took us to the Bolado Park rodeo and I was hooked on horses, cows, and cowboy stuff.

Dale and Billie would join us at Mount Rainier National Park and then Rocky Mountain National Park.  One day in Estes Park, I asked Dale:  "Can we ride your horses one day?"  "Any day" was his immediately reply.


"Then Dale introduced us to his two horses, Charlie and Blaze.  

Such good horses and eager to please.

We rode high to the mountain top with smiles to match.  Thanks Dale, you paved the way.

Keith and Lori remember the day that you made us cowboys and cowgirl - such a memorable ride.  

Life is moments and you made them come true."












2 comments:

  1. Bob, I don't remember ever meeting Dale but do remember Billie. Thanks for the great, sentimental stories. Your site and writing are one-of-a-kind!

    Jody Langford

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  2. Thanks Jody. I'm sure your dad remembers him.

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