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Windows 7: In Rememberance of Hopalong X (Mike)

25 Jun 2013   #91

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i dont mind, its from the remembrance page on the sacha link in my sig.
its my son sachas star from that page.
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25 Jun 2013   #92

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Thank you my dear.:).. the one I have is too large for this.
The website is such a lovely rememberance idea.
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25 Jun 2013   #93

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

yes, sadly the list has grown considerably.
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25 Jun 2013   #94

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Originally I wanted to do a "Baxter Black" themed post for Mike, but had to wait for permission to use one of his poems, I received that permission yesterday, and offer it here today.


The Lord spoke to the heavy hearts that stood with hats in hand

"Your sadness pains me deeply and I know you'll miss this man

But, it's true what you've been hearing, Heaven is a real place.
That's no small consolation. You should use that fact to face

The emptiness his parting left that seeps into your bones

And draw on it to ease your pain. For he is not alone.
You see, all his friends are up here and all his loved ones, too,
'Cause it wouldn't be a heaven without each one of you.

And heaven for a cowboy is just what you might expect,

It's horses that need tunin' up and heifers that need checked.
It's long rides with a purpose and a code that lights the way
And a satisfying reason to get up every day.

It's the ranch he's always dreamed of and never knew he'd find

And if you think about it, you can see it in your mind.
Him, leanin' in the saddle with his ol' hat on his head,
Contentment set upon his face like blankets on a bed.

The leather creaks a little as he shifts there in the seat.

The bit chains give a jingle when his pony switches feet.
And you somehow get the feelin' that he's sittin' on a throne
A'gazin' out on paradise just like it was his own.

I can promise you he's happy, though I know you can't pretend

You're glad he made the journey. It's too hard to comprehend.
The earthly way you look at things can never satisfy
Your lack of understanding for the answer to the 'Why?'

So, I offer this small comfort to put your grief to rest,

I only take the top hands 'cause my crew's the very best.
And I know it might seem selfish to friends and next of kin
But I needed one more cowboy and Mike will fit right in."

Coyote Cowboy Company

Written by: Baxter Black, and used with the authors permission.
Permission was also given to use “Mike” instead of the original name "Billy" in the last line of the poem.

Mike, May you have blue skies and happy trails.....

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25 Jun 2013   #95
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Very heartfelt Steve.
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04 Aug 2013   #96

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Just hearing of this news for the first time. I am deeply saddened that I did not know him better. He was a great member of this forum and I wish that he may rest in peace. The good ones always leave us too soon.
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