US needs to remain strong 

I hear several people say they think this is the last generation to enjoy America as we know it today. 

"Just A Scoopful" - Jerry Nine
“Just A Scoopful” – Jerry Nine

I don’t think it has to be but I’m afraid if we don’t make some drastic changes that it could be. There seems to be so much corruption in our government and if you are the party in power even the branches that are supposed to be non-political aren’t. Our country was founded “In God We Trust” and that is the main reason the United States has been blessed. 

But evil is creeping in so many areas. It’s time all of us take a stand—for God and a stand for what is right. The preacher said Sunday, “Don’t give up on God cause He won’t give up on you. If you start your day with thankfulness it will change your whole day. One of my sons thought his world was caving in. I suggested every morning he write down on paper 10 things he was thankful for. 

Then I also reminded him of other people that were having a rough time. Sometimes we feel we are the only one having a problem. 

The cattle market is very good all the way from slaughter cows and bulls to light weight calves and all feeders. Luckily we got another rain a few days ago which will set some early planters of wheat in good shape. Others think it is too hot and too early but like an older farmer told me it’s not going to grow in the bin. 

We are getting some cows at the auction because of dryness and ponds drying up south of us three hours. A friend of mine went to the doctor for prostate surgery. He had confided in me that he didn’t want to lose his anatomy that made him feel more like a man. 

After surgery the doctor came to his room and said, “I have some good news, and some bad news.” My friend said, “Well, tell me.” The doctor said, “I was able to save them.” My friend said, “Well, what’s the bad news.” The doctor said, “They are in a jar.” 

I was at the truck stop in Woodward and a man asked me how far Boise City was? I googled it and said, “Siri says almost three hours.” The sheriff was talking to another couple close by listening to the conversation. I said, “As long as you get started before the sheriff does, I’m betting you can make it in two hours.” 

My brother-in-law said the other day at breakfast that the nights are sure getting longer. I said, “Why is that cause you are stuck in the house with your wife?” 

Editor’s note: The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not represent the view of High Plains Journal. Jerry Nine, Woodward, Oklahoma, is a lifetime cattleman who grew up on his family’s ranch near Slapout, Oklahoma