Cowboy or Farmer? is a delightful mix of farm and ranch stories that will keep you thinking of the old days. The book is filled with colorful stories of everyday life in rural Nebraska and New Mexico. Author Joel Randall spins stories and poems based on events in his life: tales such as “Common Sense,” “Plowin’ Snow” and “Smokey, He’s Not For Sale.” There is a bonus chapter of Stories told by Mark Randall, the author’s father. This book is sure to appeal to everyone who has every lived on a farm or ranch and raised crops or livestock. Whether the reader is a cowboy or a farmer or just plain interested in rural living, they’ll find many gems in Cowboy or Farmer?
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JOEL RANDALL 1939-?: WRITER OF ESSAYS AND POEMS OF THE HEARTLAND-- Joel Randall grew up northwest of Gibbon, Nebraska, the fifth generation of Randalls on the family farm and ranch. He attended a rural one-room school (now on exhibit at the Sturh Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska) and graduated from college in Kearney, Nebraska. His corporate education occurred in Scottsdale, Arizona consisting mainly of finance, insurance and soda pop.-- After departing corporate American, he moved to New Mexico and became involved in a “Summerhill” school. He built a place for his family, trained horses, milked goats, and fed hogs. Randall established a number of Rotor-Rooter businesses in addition to opening an alternative healing center. Later, he owned and operated a motel and mobile home business.-- Randall has written articles that have appeared in auto clubs and writer’s groups newsletters, This Old Truck, Dry Creek Review, Twelve Steps Times, Mile High Poetry Society Anthology “Helicon”, Santa Fe Sun, Santa Fe Reporter, Man Alive and Mother Earth News.-- His published books include: Essence; Cowboy Or Farmer, Sometimes It’s Hard To Tell; Reflections & Perceptions: From The Land Of Grass And Buffalo; One Liners: Cutting Thru The Fog.-- When he is planted, Randall is at home in the Ozarks and on the family farm and ranch in Nebraska. At other times, he likes to head out with the RV and home is wherever he parks. Randall is available for readings and programs including: schools, retirement facilities, coffeehouses, cowboy poetry gatherings, literature festivals, and storytelling gatherings. He travels nationwide to various celebrations and events.Review:
“There’s some gooders in there... --Roger Welch World famous Nebraska TV star, Author & Columnist
“Randall’s distinctive personality shines through in this entertaining book. His humor and unique writing style connect ... a gratifying experience.” --Mary Elizabeth Anderson Author “Link Across America: A Story of the Historic Lincoln Highway”
Within Joel Randall's writing dwells the heart and soul of real liveing. Enter and Enjoy. --Terry Lee Schifferns, Author "Leaning Against the Wind:
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Book Description Heartland Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 8.20x5.40x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0966186508