Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Unionville Chronicles

Seventh Canto

This week, the reader (click the lonesome cowboy at right) is Sunny Schwartz, a friend of mine for nigh on two decades and a friend of Terry and her bear's for nigh on two months.  ¡Muchas gracias, monstruo!





To read the written verse, click on the mountain range. 

17 comments:

tsduff said...

Those high desert and mountains make one long for the smoky morning scent of the campfire and coffee. Sunny, your telling of the tale had us lost in the scene - well-done! Doug - such an intimate bird's eye view into the ribald adventures of the lone cowboy... not from a personal vantage point though I'm sure. *winks*

Anonymous said...

Greetings...windy city to wind blown sage,enjoyed the reading and content...ah a day in the saddle... worth the sore butt......Peace to You and Yours...Bathing in the thoughts of a long trail ,for its the journey,not the destination :-)

actonbell said...

You've invented a most intriguing past for this poor cowboy, and it was so well read. I enjoyed it immensely:)

Jamie Dawn said...

No sound on this laptop, so I had to read it only.

Will had some bad luck, poor feller.
Too bad he didn't come up with idea to propose to Greta when he was still in bed with her.
Alas, his timing about asking her was not good.

This was an enjoyable read, Doug.
I hope you spoil your mom tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

HEY,just was pass'n thru,this afternoon/evening...oh the memories of a cowboy........forward with the journey...?is a cowboy still a cowboy,when s/he (for whatever reason,lack of planning)has lost his horse?.....i think so,for it is in attitude....Peace to My windy city and sage brush blown Brothers.......Peace ,Love ,Prosperity...BEAR

G said...

So as Terry mentioned, I'm sure any resemblance of you and Will are purely coincidental.

The verse is wonderful as delivered by your good friend, Sunny. Nicely done boys.

G said...

or "is"...

Tired, allergies, take your pick. Have a good weekend!

Doug said...

Terry, I am innocent of several crimes.

Peace, Brer Bear

Thanks, Actonbell. I'm glad.

JD, I'm in Portland for that purpose.

Anonymous, I suppose a cowboy's a cowboy if he has cynicism to ride.

Pretty coincidental, G. Yeah.

javajazz said...

ha! this was very funny,
and you have such a way
of capturing images
with your apt descriptions...

i think if i have another child
i shall call him
Sunny Schwartz,
even if he's a girl....

wonderful story, cowboy.

Doug said...

JJ, that would be a wonderful name for a girl.

javajazz said...

...yes, or perhaps,
Sunny Shorts.

quilly said...

I was here yesterday. I listened to the lovely reading and left a complimentary comment to the owner of the wonderful voice this story was written to fit. I also left a comment for the story writer telling him I especially liked this segment of prose. So, where is that comment? In the belly of the blogger whale.

I need to remember to slow down and comfirm it's actual appearance, but lately my life is moving too fast.

TLP said...

I'm glad you had a guy to read this one! He did very well, and it "needed" to be told by a man.

I loved it. But I won't take the bet. I sez he ain't either.

Cooper said...

I noticed the resemblance right off.

Doug said...

JJ, that would kind of depend on what you want that child to do in life, aka suffer.

Quilly, I understand. I'll see to it your compliments are received and thank you on both accounts.

TLP, I'm a bad bookie.

Cooper, the resemblance of the man to the horse?

javajazz said...

is Moon Unit Zappa suffering?

javajazz said...

...i've got five dollars (Canadian)
says that he is...