So, y'all know we live way out in the country. No neighbors within a mile or so. You get to know these folks, we're all we've got.
Our nearest neighbor is a guy named "Steve". He's about one piece of strange work, him and his wife. I don't know what these guys do, but it's
She works some secret job for Lockheed, he's an out of work (most times) plumber. She's always sick, surgeries for everything imaginable. He broke
"his back" somehow. We lease some land from them for the cattle. It's always weird. he's geeked about us putting our cows over there, but they're
strange. Just don't understand it. Nice enough people, I suppose, they keep to themselves,but...oh boy do they!!
They take in these strays, to live there, many times obvious druggies. No parties, but strange late night stuff. I've had some of these strays knock
on my door at 3am and just ask to "come in" (?????) Crazy stuff like this.
Now, ordinarily no one is welcome here, but we make an exception for "known people'. Show up...and get SHOT! Seriously. Neighbors are different,
but for my nearby "neighbors". It's strange.
One night this obvious tweeker dude showed up at the house with a bag full of...arrowheads. Seriously!!! Indian arrowheads from the 1830's 40's and
I asked this guy where he got them; he says ...."all around your house and property when you weren't looking! You know this was the Comanche
stomping grounds and you have an old stage coach stop on your property, right???"
I knew we were in Comanche country, but I never knew what he told me that night (at 3am). Since then we've found many artifacts of the stage coach
stop at the south west side of our property.
I had no idea how many arrows, just no idea!! They were fearsome warriors!
You know, we here on ATS are blessed, don't you know???? We actually have a real Comanche Indian here. I won't say their name, but trust they are
way more wise than we are. One of our greatest members!!
"We will live on this land, just like you...and we will take what we need. And we will live in peace...because that is our bond"
P.S. That weird dude left to go back to Oklahoma, and is very likely dead now. Oh well.
Strange neighbors, indeed. But storied history, all of it!!
And...every sunrise and every sunset I think about this.
edit on 4/28/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)