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Windy's words of wisdom

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Windy found his audience out the side door of the sale barn, admiring a pen of cattle they had no intention of buying.

"Hey there, Doc Dud... Steve."

"Hey Windy, how's it going?"

"Well sir, I'm tickled you asked..."

Doc groaned.

"see, I was just wondering 'bout re-GRETS. You know, Steve them things you ought to have did but never did 'em 'cause of some reasoning or sense of calamitatiousness?"

Steve nodded.

"... now Doc, to answer your solicitation properly, we have to go back a few years..."

Now they all groaned.

"... yessir, back to them days when the fires of spring was ranging' round in my psycho-organism. You fellas know Alberene Soapstone, a-course. Well sir, I was cogitating' on what mighter been if me'n ol' Alberene had kinda followed through on our plans."

"You had plans with Alberene?" Doc asked.

"Well, sort. Mind, this was long before she became world famous singing down at the Sip 'n Slump for money. Yep. Well, I thought later maybe I had some plans, but we never really got to talking' about what her plans were. Know what I mean?

"And we sat on her porch one evening' just like a regular couple, you know? And I told her I admired her cooking' and she smiled at me. Yep, them was the days. Why, I was just THAT close to sparking' on her. Who knows what might a happened? We could a got along and had young-runs by now."

Doc said, "More like grand young-urns, Windy."

Windy sighed. "Might say that there was a re-GRET all right... might a been fun. That girl sure could cook!" Brought to you by Windy's Words of Wisdom Now listen to him at

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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