I'm sure crusty ole Clem enjoyed reading the newspaper guys letters to his wife. Being a journalist I'm sure his writing had lots of description especially when he's so far away from his wife and how sweet those tities would be remembered stuck in the snow miles away from civilization not knowing if he'd even make it back. I like that touch you you added to this story that you are leading, leading, leading too. Haha Lee you are good at this story tellin. Seemed really authentic, I could see it all. Love your way with words.
Sorry so late I've been in Idaho for a few weeks. Drove across the plains where I imagined there was once Indians on painted ponies across the ridge.
Another symphony of delight. I particularly enjoyed 'He smiled his oral decay' and 'cozier than your nostrils' and also the wonderful way you recreate the dialect/patois/vernacular, whatever it is -- ;that'd've' (outrageous!)
'And I'd thank you to erase it without further adieu' (Bizarre, but obviously intentional (!!)).
I think they stocked some beavers in this area, and they begot a generation or two, made a monumental mess of the trout streams and died out. Like the white tail deer, a natural population would be sparse, indeed. Mountains not so user-friendly...
excellent chapter, Lee.
You're teasing us into waitong for this story while Workman gets a few of his own needs met. It's going to be a long and pungent winter for poor Walter Hickson. Another outstanding installment, Lee. :) Nancy
Excellent work Lee, which of course is your forte', the story continues with Workman regaling Walter with the facts in the correspondence between Walter and his wife with some semi lurid questions hidden in the background,, Hickson is justifiably angry but could do little about it he surmises! Then Workman continues with the story of Kit Carson and the tale of the white buffalo. Well done, good scribing my friend, blessings, Roy.
You always stop when I don't want you to. This was really good, and I love the chit-chat, Workman is adorable, and I think Walter Hickson needs to lighten up before Workman thumps him one, lol. This is a brilliant story Lee, and I think it is going to be a nice long one. Don't be long with the next part!! xsx Sandra