Most of you know I’m a Cowboy Action Shooter known as “Ozark Belle.” This past weekend I participated in the Southern Missouri Rangers’ annual shoot, the Show-Me-Shootout! Besides lots of fun laughing with fellow cowboy and cowgirl shooting enthusiasts, and sending a lot of lead down-range, we spent our down time chatting, getting to know each other, and renewing friendships.
On Thursday, while waiting for the shooting to start—literally—someone asked: if you were going to be sent back in time to the late 1800s, what would you want to take with you?
Some of the answers were:
Flushing toilet & toilet paper
Electricity (that was available on the east coast, it just took a while to get west)
Running water (this wasn’t far off, either)
But the consensus was—
Don’t you wonder who might have been saved and how different our world might be if we’d had penicillin sooner?
What about you? If you were returned to the Old West, circa 1870, what would you just HAVE to have?
I’ll give away one autographed copy of either “Lassoing a Bride” or “Lassoing a Groom” – winner’s choice. All you have to do to enter is join in the discussion (and leave your email address).
See you on the Range!
P.S.> My fellow authors at Prairie Rose have just released a pair of Halloween anthologies, Cowboys, Creatures & Calico, Volumes 1 & 2. Don’t miss out on the creepy fun!