Well… The last Star Lake sale was an overwhelming success. There is no easy way to describe the emotions that went into that sale. So I won’t because I don’t feel I can do it justice. What I can say is it has been and honor and a privileged to be able to work with those cattle professionals and the lessons learned will not go to waste. The opportunity to work in the ring and also sit in the box (which was the first time I had done so) were awesome. I got to be one of the two guys to stir Olivia around as she sold for $175,000 and to see all of the flash bulbs pop when Shock & Awe entered the ring. The friendships and memories made on that always windy hill in Tulsa county right on the edge of the Osage Nation are ones that I will treasure the rest of my life.
Some may not know this but I am a very sentimental type of guy. As you can see above on my hand I always have my wedding ring and usually a watch. The ring was my dads first wedding band, the diamonds in it are from my grandfathers first band. The watch also has special meaning, the day I purchased my wife’s engagement ring my grandpa gave it to me. I got the watch fixed and it works great, just don’t get it wet (turns out old watches aren’t water proof). These things remind me where I come from and to keep pushing ahead.
At the end of the dispersal we sold most of the show equipment. In that sale was a literature stand. It was often my job at the show to make sure that there were enough newsletters and such on the stand at all times. I bought that stand and it will be like my watch and ring, remind me where I came from, the people who helped form the man I am and strive to not let them down.