Sunday, May 05, 2013
The Old Cowboy's Regret
After I interviewed the old cowboy, I gave him a copy of my book. He turned it in his hands and said,
|Broken Window in Hayloft, Deeth, Nevada |
"I do my job just fine without knowin' how to read. My horse don't care. My truck don't care and neither does the boss.
"Thing I wish, though, when I get a chance to eat at a cafe, well, I just ask 'What's your best burger?' or 'how's the cook do a grilled cheese?'
"It might be kinda fun -- hell, it'd be a real kick in the head to order off the menu."
Labels: cafe, cowboy, literacy, reading
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Terri Farley @ 7:22 AM
Adult literacy is one of my passions. I spent the better part of a year teaching a man to read so that he could read bedtime stories to his first grandchild.