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January 07, 2011

1.5.11 Treasures From My Past

While cleaning up the holiday after math and putting back photos on the wall I happened upon this old new clipping.  I’ve seen this photo of my Granddad before but never really new the story behind it other than he was Grassman of the year.  Today I took the time to read the write up.  Fond memories came rushing back as I recalled time spent on the summer cattle ranch. 

Named Bingham County's “Grassman of the Year” for 1963, L. D. Cox, farmer and stockman near Shelly, Idaho is here pictured up in the high basin country range herding his cattle.  His love for cattle accounts for his whole hearted attention to the development and improving of his cattle range as a means of making more grass available to his herd of over 1000.

It was one of my dreams, to be able to have my children and grandchildren experience the life on a working cattle ranch.  Thanks to a good husband, they are able to.

My time spent on the COX ranch with my granddad will always be my most treasured times.  I may not have the cattle numbers or the land mass as the COX Family ,  all I can do is start where I am and build my new memories of times spent on the PHILLIPS ranch.

4 comments:

top5cats said...

Wow great bunch of memories Barb, and you do have a good start on it, he would be proud.

jackscrap said...

Thanks for sharing this family treasure, old newspaper clippings are so fragile, good you've still got this one.

Patty Ann said...

What a wonderful memory. I wish I had been able to do something like this with my own family. What a way to bring them together.

gerberbaby1 said...

These old publications are priceless in terms of memories. Love that vintage photo,and print style. Thanks for the look!