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Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Man!!


I love technology...sometimes. In this case I love it because I can schedule a post and hopefully surprise My Man with a big Happy Birthday without even being home!!

We'll make up for it next week dear. ;~)


I've been wanting to tell the story about where the term "My Man" came from and this seems like the perfect opportunity.

Many years ago when we lived in the Willamette Valley, we would vacation with our horses in Central Oregon. This particular year, we spent half of the week at Whispering Pine horse camp and the last half at Sheep Springs horse camp. On the day we moved camp, my best trail riding buddy Kris needed to pick up something at the feed store, so we stopped in Sisters for breakfast and the feed store.

We definitely didn't smell the best since it'd been raining and camp fire smoke permeated from every one of us, but what the heck...we still had 4 more days of the same coming up! Breakfast was wonderful and the trip to the feed store was totally...well...memorable...

As we were all standing at the counter waiting for the proprietor to finish up with his current customer, we got to witness what I term as "Yuppy in the Wilderness." She was requesting "deer food" so she could feed the deer...which you are not supposed to do anyhow. And as you all know, there is no such thing as packaged "deer food." He asked her if she wanted COB...she kept insisting that she wanted "deer food." He finally just sold her a bag of COB to get rid of her.

Then it happened...he asked what rig she was driving so he could load it up for her...she looked at him down the bridge of her nose and smartly said "I'll have my man pick it up."

We were all biting our tongues and ready to bust a gut...so from that day forward, Kris and I always joke about how we will have "My Man" do it...whenever there's something we'd rather not do.




My Man does lots of things that he loves to do...like
being Gate Man at the Kelley Youth Rodeo.






Or just lookin' good on Whiskey.


No matter what he's doing, "My Man" is the best man in the whole world and the best thing that ever happened to me.

Happy Birthday handsome...see ya soon.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox ;~)



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20 comments:

Carol said...

You got it right!! He sure does look good sitting on Whiskey...but then there's nothing that looks so good as a handsome horse. Happy Birthday to your Man.

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Kate said...

You are one lucky lady! Happy birthday to him!

lisa said...

I quess I will repeat what everyone else is, he is handsome and you are one lucky gal, or should I say he is one lucky man! Happy B-day to your man! Isn't is great to have such great men in our lives!!

mj said...

Your post was a wonderful little tribute to "your man"....loved the story. I think that we've all been in that "feed store of life"....just bitin' our tongue!

Paty Jager said...

Happy Birthday, J.!

Fun story, Karen!

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday! Love the smile. That's a great story; I might have to use that "my man "bit!

CTG Ponies said...

Happy Birthday to your other half!

Cowgirl Rae said...

Great story.... Deer food......

and happy birthday to 'My Man', birthdays are fun and should be honored.

jane augenstein said...

Great story!
Happy Birthday to "your man"!!! Sounds like you are both very lucky to have each other!
Jane

Country Whispers said...

Happy Birthday to your man!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday to "My Man". Sounds like you've got it made with "My Man" to do all that you don't want to! hehe!

Celeste said...

What a great story although I am not sure that I would have been able to keep from saying something when she came out with that comment :)

Pony Girl said...

Aw, what a great story! I hope your man had a great birthday!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! What a great story about the history of that 'term'. Happy Birthday to your handsome Man!

~Lisa

Julie said...

Happy birthday to your Man.He does sit that hores real well!

Nina P. said...

Hope it was a Happy One! May every day bring more Joy than the one before. Love the story... Did anyone ever see "the Man"? I can see it now, some guy in shirt sleeves can bench press 350lbs but can't figure out the best way to pick up and cary a sac of feed. (smiles) Love and Light, Nina P.

Kathleen Coy said...

What a great story! Happy Birthday to 'Your Man!' :-)

Faithful said...

You do have one handsome "Man". I'd say..you both are pretty lucky!
Wish him a happy birthday from me here in Nevada!

prairierunner said...

Happy Birthday (belated at any rate)!!! Glad you found him!

gtyyup said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments about My Man...it made his lonely birthday!

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