Slim Randles' Home Country
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There is a
secret, selfish longing we all share this time of year. It is
traditional to give gifts at Christmas, of course, but there's
always the chance that those who adore us for our sterling qualities
won't give us what we really want or unquestioningly deserve.
Therefore ... we are allowed to have Christmas present dreams.
Just take Doc. He knows he'll be getting neckties from the grandkids
and socks and underwear from Mrs. Doc. His daughters? Well, they're
the wild cards. They work hard each year to get Doc something
different and special. But for Doc, when he sits quietly and dreams,
there's just that 9-foot Sage fly rod. Oh, yes. With that, he'll be
able to feel the fish breathe down in Lewis Creek.
Campbell knows Dud will give her clothes that look really good to
him but are either the wrong size or the wrong color, or they are a
style she wouldn't wear to the grand opening of a septic tank. But
she always wears them for one day, anyway, and it's a day when Dud
is home and she knows she doesn't have to go anywhere.
Her secret Christmas dream has a lot to do with warm, sandy
beaches, a tall, fruity adult beverage with an umbrella in it, and
surfing lessons. She's willing to compromise, of course, because of
the expense. It doesn't have to have an umbrella.
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Steve, like many cowboys, has been gratifying his secret
Christmas dreams in the well-worn pages of catalogs. His
compadres in the bunkhouse will shower him with snoose, of
course, as that is his drug of choice, but for himself, there's that
pair of Tony Lama boots. Oh, yes, the ones with the filigree-looking
tops. He knows he'll just naturally ride Ol' Snort better if he's
You know, every bride has this registry thingie she uses so Aunt
Mims won't get her a butter dish that doesn't match the sugar bowl,
so why doesn't someone come up with a Christmas dream registry?
You're welcome. No charge.
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