The 12th Annual Antelope Islands' Cowboy Legends,
Poetry & Music Festival
will be celebrating ranching history on the "Island". 
You are invited to step back through 133 years of Utah History on
historic Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island just
northwest of Salt Lake City Utah.
May 26-29, 2017

I wasn’t raised on a ranch or led a cowboy life. I was looking, however, for a hobby to help occupy my time when I retired in 2003.

My inspiration was my cousin, Vern Woodbury. I remember his recitations for many years and enjoyed his poetry. Now if I could do half as well as Vern, that would be a worthwhile venture. So I looked on the internet, purchased some books and was off and running. As time went on, I started composing my own. I know more of other people’s poetry than my own compositions, but am slowly building mine up as ideas come into my head.

After a stint in the Army from 1966 to 1969 I was lucky enough in 1972 to be hired by the City of Logan (Utah) Fire Department where I spent the next 31 years.

Since retiring, my wife and I spend some time in South Texas enjoying the people, weather and food. I have opportunities to participate in variety jams a couple of times a week which I enjoy very much.

I enjoy listening to other cowboy poets and try to learn from them. Everyone has their own style and delivery which is what makes it interesting.
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