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A Cowboy Christmas Story
Merry Christmas From Reata Realty
A Christmas Story

The kerosene lamp burned brightly all night in the window that faced to the south. A blue norther blew through the cracks in the door; the rain would soon end the drought. He left her early that morning to search for that black baldy cow, That cow always had trouble calving; he must sell her someday, somehow.
His wife, she would not worry until sunset as the wind still blew up the draw. It would not warm the entire day and the water in the trough wouldn't thaw. She'd be up all night waiting for him while the lamp flickered and the wind blew cold. She'd lay the Bible on the rickety old table to again read the story of old.
They had always read it together, the story of the first Christmas Eve, But tonight she would read it without him, as she tried very hard not to grieve. Then the creak of his saddle awoke her, as he put the stray cow in the pen. She raised her head from the Bible and wondered where in the world he'd been.
She built up the fire in the old wood stove ... more

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