Nora and I went to the Cherry Blossom Sale in Culpeper Virginia. It was the first Longhorn sale we had been to. We drove from Delaware to the home of Ann G in Warrenton Virginia on Friday April 17th. It took about 3 hours. That night Miss Ann opened up her house and served everyone dinner and drinks. She paid for everything. Nora and I met and talked to other Longhorn cattle breeders/ranchers. We tried to learn as much as we could. Nora started out being mad at me because I did not tell her to wear cowboy boots and her nice shoes got all muddy. Also we were way over dressed as everyone else was wearing a cowboy hat and jeans. Well of course, these were Texas Longhorn people, what was I thinking. The sale the next day was interesting: typical animal auction. Not knowing what to expect, I was not surprised by the selling prices which ranged from $500 to $8000 per Longhorn cow. I got a speeding ticket on the way home which I blamed Nora for because I was too sleepy to be driving and she should have been at the wheel and it was her turn to be unfairly blamed.
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