August - Book Suggestion Time 

thesecretbooksociety:

We will be sailing through Sea Stories for the month of August and we’re now looking for a book from that genre for our collective read. All suggestions are welcome. Is there a story you love that takes place at sea or one you’ve been meaning to read?

"I’m glad I’ve been wrong enough to keep in practice… You can’t avoid it, you’ve got to learn to handle it. If you only come face to face with your own mistakes once or twice in your life it’s bound to be extra painful. I face mine every day—that way they ain’t usually much worse than a dry shave." - Larry McMurty, Lonesome Dove

August - Book Suggestion Time 

We will be sailing through Sea Stories for the month of August and we’re now looking for a book from that genre for our collective read. All suggestions are welcome. Is there a story you love that takes place at sea or one you’ve been meaning to read?

redofthehood:

All The Pretty Horses (2000), directed by Billy Bob Thornton, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy

redofthehood:

All The Pretty Horses (2000), directed by Billy Bob Thornton, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy

thirtymilesout:

Charles Goodnight, Jr. (1836-1929) 
the real Woodrow F. Call
You often hear stories of cowboys who roamed the west with nothing but a blanket, a herd of cattle, and their trusty steed.  Not too many people think of these illusive cowboys as real, individual men who worked hard to succeed in farming and business, not to mention cattle herding.  But one of those so-called cowboys originated right here in Macoupin County, and went on to lead an amazing life.  His name was Charles Goodnight, and he happened to be one of the most prosperous cattle herders in the old American West.
read on:
http://www.bhil.com/~bhlibrary/DH/cg.html
Goodnight-Loving Trail.

thirtymilesout:

Charles Goodnight, Jr. (1836-1929) 

the real Woodrow F. Call

You often hear stories of cowboys who roamed the west with nothing but a blanket, a herd of cattle, and their trusty steed.  Not too many people think of these illusive cowboys as real, individual men who worked hard to succeed in farming and business, not to mention cattle herding.  But one of those so-called cowboys originated right here in Macoupin County, and went on to lead an amazing life.  His name was Charles Goodnight, and he happened to be one of the most prosperous cattle herders in the old American West.

read on:

http://www.bhil.com/~bhlibrary/DH/cg.html

Goodnight-Loving Trail.

"People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band."