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I was born in Wichita, Kansas.  The third generation in the family's now 5 generation business.  Anything you can do to a truck from salvage to selling new parts to manufacturing farm or oil field equipment was our business.  My mother was from the famous Nebraska Sand Hill cattle country where her family was deep in the history of this country.  My growing up years were spend around the family business, the cattle country of my mother and the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota where mom's sister taught in an Indian Government school.  After a brief stint in the company I opted to become a teacher and go to the land of my mother.  There I married a cowboy and we became ranchers.  Thus the story 'THE COWBOY AND THE TEACHER.'  We moved from the Sand Hills to the Rosebud Reservation.  It was there I accepted my first writing assignment.  I became known as 'THE SAND HILLS SCHRIVNER' in the monthly supplment THE OUTLOOK MAGAZINE  to our local Valentine Newspaper.  My columns were all about the humorous goings on of our family life in the ranching business.  Like a trip to the grocery store with 4 small children likened to a Chess Game.  Or trying to rationalize to our 7 year old when she was asked to do a chore and came back "YOU NEVER DO ANYTHING FOR ME."  Or the disappointment of our youngest when she discovered the fighting cock, I took a whole roll of film of, turned out to be just a WEED.  And the artistic antics of the boys as they painted the walls of the shop building with the grease guns.  I did not print their father's reaction.  From there I wrote similar articles for THE FENCE POST magazine in Colorado.  Now I have a column called BITS AND PIECES, same theme, in the PRAIRIE CONNECTION in Harper, Kansas.

My Reservation years produced many poems and musical lyrics found in my enclosed collection.  Thanks to this wonderful internet friend   I am now able to share my memories with you.  In between the column years I wrote 2 novels.  Book one is the story of a teacher and a cowboy in the early years of the Sand Hills called THESE HILLS OF SAND.  Book two is the continuation of their story called THE ROMANCE.  I call them SEMI HYSTERICAL NOVELS OF THE SAND HILLS.  I also have two short subject books BITS AND PIECES OF MY MIND and  MORE BITS AND PIECES mostly drawn from our family experiences as stated above.  For instance, one day one of the grand daughters said something cute.  I shot across the room to jot it down.  Her sister quickly came back with "You better keep your mouth shut, she's gone for her pencil."  Maybe one day they will be published.

Now it is your turn.  Welcome to my heart, soul and mind.............Cile  PS  my name is pronounded SEAL.  Which is another story, thanks to our oldest grandson.


Dear Friends,  it is with a breaking heart I must let you know my Cowboy passed away July 7, 2005.  He will now be able to join the great Cattle Drive in the heavens.

Good To Visit With You

Blog Posted:6/15/2010 7:26:00 PM
Enter Text It is good to visit with you again. I will try to spend a little more time with you. I will use my lap top as the other computer is just about gone. I appreciate that Poetry Soup has kept me in the loop. I had a knee replacement in March and just spent 3 weeks in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. I let down my groups I read to because I had been laid up for 4 weeks with my knee and then 3 weeks on vacation. I really enjoy reading to the 3 groups at nursing homes and retirement centers. I would like to add another one or two but I still have not gotten my belongings put up yet. There always seems to be some excuse I can find to put it off a little longer. The family here keeps an eye on me. I was surprised they did not object to my driving on my vacation. I only put 3,398 miles on my van when I was gone. Better close as I need to find out how to edit my last poem. I left out a w on the word saw. God Bless and I love and missed you, Cile

I just want to add that I have give up my columns.  I would like to work on another book but I need to get my house half way together. A lot I could use help with but it will get done when it gets done.  I have enjoyed meeting many new poets.  I can say I have not been disappointed in their works.  It feels like old times just a few new faces added.  God Bless, Cile
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  1. Date: 2/15/2011 7:10:00 PM
    You have a very interesting background. I'm glad I came here to read your blog.

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 9:26:00 AM
    Hi Cile!! Grat to hear from you. Where do you get the energy? God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 7:55:00 AM
    Hi Cile! I'm kinda new to the Soup so you probably haven't seen me yet! On that note I'm glad your doing better from your surgery- Welcome back!~Tirzah~

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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 9:29:00 PM
Good To Visit With You
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 7:26:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
12/6/2011CHRISTMAS YEAR 0Verselife,religion,seasons,
8/23/2010Beauty Causing TearsRhymenatureyellow,
8/23/2010A Beautiful PromiseI do not know?devotion
8/20/2010Uncle Sam We Need YouRhymepolitical
8/20/2010EducationThen and NowI do not know?education
8/19/2010Money Down The DrainI do not know?funny
8/19/2010Heads UpRhymelife
8/17/2010Two Thousand And Twenty Three Part 1Verseadventureday,day,
8/17/2010Two Thousand And Twenty Three Part 2Verseadventurenight,night,
8/17/2010Two Thousand And Twenty Three Part 3Verseadventure
8/17/2010Two Thousand And Twenty Three Part 4Verseadventure
8/17/2010Two Thousand And Twenty Three Part 5Verseadventure
8/16/2010The Magic Window ExplainedRhymefunnymagic,
8/16/2010From Mystery To HistoryI do not know?imagination
8/15/2010Your Pain Is My GainRhymefaith,forgivenessforgiven
8/9/2010Our CallVersefaith,hope,inspirational,
7/19/2010I Wasn't There For YouVersefaithme,
7/14/2010In SpiritI do not know?love,mothergrandmother,
7/14/2010To UsAcrosticuplifting
7/13/2010Eternity Calls To MeRhymedevotion,history,nature,p
7/12/2010Without You I Am LostI do not know?funny,parody,write,me,wri
7/7/2010Gotch YaRhymeimagination
7/5/2010Sea SickRhymefantasy

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Intelligent DesignCowboyanimals,cowboy-western,de
WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUTI do not know?devotion,forgiveness,insp
WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS YOU, LORDI do not know?devotion,faith,inspiratio
Now On Sale-The Word-o-latorI do not know?friendship,imagination,li
Condo CowboysCowboycowboy-western,introspect
TRAIN UP A CHILD ...I do not know?devotion,education,faith,
THIS IS CHISTMASI do not know?devotion,faith,love,seaso
Walk Into My WorldVersefaith,friendship,hope,ins
The Beauty Of Austria ShatteredFree verseangst,death,faith,history
Maybe it's TimeRhymeconfusion,life,time,time,
The Promise’s BeginningEpicdevotion,faith,history,in
Family CampNarrativefamily,life,places,old,ti
Life InsuranceNarrativefaith,life,life,
My Heart Bleeds TearsI do not know?angst,life,lost love,hear
Forever LoveRhymedeath,devotion,husband,lo
The Old Rugged Cross Suffered The Worlds Greatest LossNarrativedevotion,faith,forgivenes
Good- Verses- EvilNarrativehope,philosophy,uplifting
Our Lords PlightCoupletdevotion,epic,faith,forgi
His WorthNarrativehope,life,love,people,tim
You Will Be MissedRhymedeath,depression,devotion
Music Take Me BackBalladmusic,nostalgia,song-lyri

Fav Poets

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Jeff Hildebrandt United States Flag United States Read
Alana Tye United States Flag United States Read
Ernesto P. Santiago Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read
Michaela Payne United States Flag United States Read
Marycile Beer United States Flag United States Read
Charles Fuller United States Flag United States Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Joseph Spence Sr United States Flag United States Read
William Robinson United States Flag United States Read
Michael Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Caryl Ramsdale United States Flag United States Read