Within this blog it's my pleasure to share items my precious father Victor, now 90.5 years young shared with me. Items not found within The Ankle Express book are found here allowing you to view and feel his beautiful thoughts. These are treasured moments in time when Dad meditated over just the right word or phrase to tell...no to `show' the reader what he saw and felt. It's amazing what a word can do when caressed in such a manner.
must say we appreciate the excellent talent of our gifted friends, very
graciously developing a large number of lovely ballads in the world.
a small number of these I have extracted a few verses or words to
remind the readers of this legend, my words can never express the
feelings more deeply than those related in song by these most talented
masters of the art. We thank you for your contributions to society.
motivating spirit behind the action appearing in this Legend, occurred
during the 20's and hard 30's near and around the Shepherd of the Hills,
Frank & Jessie James hideout etc.
legendary figure, could perhaps be one of the millions of drifters
during the hard depression, that made the rails their mode of travel,
the box car their shelter, the campfire before which they spun their
tails of many woes.
This dialogue is a reminder of the Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer episodes.
The "Hobo's" as land rovers drifting here and there across this vast nation.
the Author, personally had a nephew (Allen Gray) that drifted with the
lonely winds across the Western plains and the deep South wherever the
rails would lead him. Working at odd jobs; punching cattle at one place,
shearing sheep at another, lumber jacking at still another.
I have personally lived to experience many of the things written herein
as hard experiences of past history making a mental impression I will
May this experience open to the throng of young folks what may happen if they personally correlate hard work with mind power.