Town almost flooded. USGS Came to Town to Shoot Water Tower and Tie Long Saddle Shoppe Moved and Buck Board on the way
Howdy folks, I hope y’all dried right nice following the unseasonably heavy spring rains that been fallin in Little Creek and the surround’n areas and none of yer live stock was washed away. I tell ya, a few a my chickens thought they was ducks for awhile there but the Oasis has recovered and the chicken coop is mostly dry now. That little creek that runs through town swelled to be a BIG creek and darn near washed the town away. I was think’n we might need to change the name of the town to Middle of da Creek or Down the Creek on a count’a I thought the town was a go’n down the creek. Fortunately the town is still a stand’n right where it was the last time you saw it and most all that water is gone just leaving a little mud behind and a whole lotta green grass and happy cows. About the worst thing that come of it was the practice shoot scheduled for the 4th Saturday of March was cancelled, remember now, Little Creek is open for practice shoot’n every 4th Saturday of the month with the big club shoot on the second Saturday. Fact is any Coyote Valley Cowboy or SASS Cowboy can come practice any time Coyote Valley is open. If there are three or more of ya, yer gonna need an RO1 witch ya. If you don’t got an RO1 of your own, one can be provided with a little advanced notice.
Like I said, none of da town washed away but a few things did git moved. Ol’ Sherriff Bad Eye got a wild hair and called in some favors. He had town’s members pick up and move that old water tower and Tie Long’s Saddle Shoppe too. No one really knows why Bad Eye wanted that stuff moved, just that he told people to move it and they did. Nobody dares cross’n Ol’ Bad Eye. I guess Mayor Tom was fine with it cuz I saw him in town Saturday and he didn’t look none too upset. No sooner had Bad Eye moved that stuff when in come a whole bunch a Uncle Sam‘s Geological Surveyors and they thought that hole in the middle of town between the Bank and the Saloon would be great place to deposit lead. I guess they had no gold to deposit in the Bank. Town folks say once they started shoot’n they didn’t stop for 5 whole days. They shot so long and so hard they left 4 or 5 big scars right there in the side of the hill behind main street. No one knows what those boys got so upset about but Bad Eye finally run ‘em off and Mayor Tom don’t spect to see them back for another whole year. Guess word is out, if’ns ya need to do some shoot’n, the Town of Little Creek in the Coyote Valley is the place to come, just talk to Mayor Tom first.
Town filled up again this past Saturday and Bad Eye was form’n posses. The Stage show’d up jus on time as usual and every one checked in at the sheriff’s office as they should. On my way over to check in I tripped on some fence rails that were delivered fer those corrals that still need build’n. I guess Jose ain’t found no post holes fer sale yet, least not none he wants to buy. I reckon them corrals will git put up sooner or later, I just don’t recommend hold’n yer breath or y’all might turn blue.
Two posses formed up right quick and Bad Eye called a meet’n by 9:15 am. Some 37 cowboys and cowgirls showed up to shoot and shoot we did. I’s was feel’n like a ceeelebrity cuz Tie Long asked me to lead one of them posses while he lead the other. The Missus, Texas Gunshow, stayed home with the young’ns this month on a count’a the boy is playing that new pastime they call baseball so I’s free to work fer the Sheriff. We all shot four stages and if’ns things went real bad fer ya on one stage or another, the town folks were good enough ta give ya a do-over. There must have been some sort of other ceeelebrity there named Mr. Mulligan cuz everybody kept say’n his name. Seems like they would call him by name when things didn’t go too well when they was shoot’n. I think his brother or cousin was there too cuz I heard some people call’n fer Moe Betta Mulligan. I’ll have ta ask da Sheriff bout these Mulligan fellas next time I see him. I’ll git back ta ya on that. There was a lotta new shooters there just a shoot’n right alongside the rest of us. Sure is a friendly place. It was a beautiful day for throwing lead and each target rang out loud and clear when ya hit it. I don’t know where they kept come’n from but every time someone would walk through Levi’s Livery a pigeon would fly outta da loft almost on command.
If’ns ya got a spare buck board or something of the sort, let Ol’ Bad Eye know cuz he’s a look’n fer something to fill that hole he made on Main Street before someone else comes along and thinks it’s a good place to start shoot’n.
‘Til next month Pards just remember Ta Keep Yer Powder Dry, specially wit all that rain!