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photoblog image Our Gracious Host

Our Gracious Host

Wayne Kocisco

 

Generous and funny... He's also the flag man.  He holds up the flag until

both the header and the healer have caught their ends of the steer. He

then lowers the flag, signalling Tracy to stop the clock.  Except when he

doesn't. Once, he was chatting away with the cowboy "parked" next to him. 

Tracy:  "Pop, you gonna flag that?".  Wayne: "Hey, I'm having a conversation

out here!".  Tracy rolls her eyes and laughs "Good thing I was watchin' !"

 

The Buckle Winners,  Buster and Jason

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Runner Up Header (money winner):  John Kuban

photoblog image Ropin 2017 59 b.jpg

 

photoblog image Bucklew.jpg

 

My apologies if I don't get around to comments or replies for a few days.

I'll be attending an eyeball conference and won't have my computer with me.

 

Our Gracious Host

Wayne Kocisco

 

Generous and funny... He's also the flag man.  He holds up the flag until

both the header and the healer have caught their ends of the steer. He

then lowers the flag, signalling Tracy to stop the clock.  Except when he

doesn't. Once, he was chatting away with the cowboy "parked" next to him. 

Tracy:  "Pop, you gonna flag that?".  Wayne: "Hey, I'm having a conversation

out here!".  Tracy rolls her eyes and laughs "Good thing I was watchin' !"

 

The Buckle Winners,  Buster and Jason

photoblog image Ropin 2017 158 b.jpg

 

 

Runner Up Header (money winner):  John Kuban

photoblog image Ropin 2017 59 b.jpg

 

photoblog image Bucklew.jpg

 

My apologies if I don't get around to comments or replies for a few days.

I'll be attending an eyeball conference and won't have my computer with me.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Oct 2017, 00:39
Thank you...gave me a good understanding of how the competition works, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome! smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Oct 2017, 04:16
Jolie remise de prix. Les gagnants sont très contents.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - it's a lot of fun, and in the end, their hard work pays off!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Oct 2017, 06:42
This really is a fascinating competition
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is good fun!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Oct 2017, 06:43
They were so proud to receive those medals
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, they were - well earned!
Bonjour
Une ambiance festive très agreable , le sourire de ces personnes le prouve ..
Bonne conference
à  Bientôt
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Hi Claudine!
Yes - it was all good fun, even more so for the participants.

Thank you - I enjoyed the conference - learned a few things!
smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2017, 07:16
Hahaha!! It reminds me of the time I was running the lighting desk for a theatre production and was reliant on the props prop the director. It went very quiet and assumed that the radio link had gone down. It turned out he was have a "conversation" (ahem!) with the wardrobe mistress!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Stranger things have happened... adds to the atmosphere, I'd think!
They are handsome belt buckles.

An eyeball conference. No worse than some of the conferences I have had to attend. grin
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes they are - not cheap either! smile

It was actually pretty good - Only one of the glaucoma guys bored me, the others were very good speakers and I learned a few things!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:18
Eyeball conference? You all will be eyeballing each other?

Older people are different when it comes to social during competition times. At the endurance rides, I remember a 70 year old who came in 2nd of the heavyweights and 20 yards from the end he saw someone walking by, who he hasn't seen for some time. After a good chat, he completed the last few yards and took 4th. All this happened at the end of 80 kms of effort.

Some more great shots of the event.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes! smile

Great story!!!

Thank you!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:31
Some people just like waving a flag.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ha! Good one, Chad!
With a moustache like that, he has to have a sense of humour smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh, he's every inch a cowboy! He speaks just like Sam Elliiot as well, low and slow!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 27 Oct 2017, 12:33
I betThese guys just loved these pictures. They sure tell a great story.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Bonnie! I hope so!
Your captures of the event were great to see.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mary!
I reckon a great time was had by all, I like the awards. An Eyeball conference sounds a bit squemish to me, mind you I'm used to putting drops in every night, (high pressures - now keeping low) so I am used to messing about with my eyeballs.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I believe so - the buckles are really great!

Eyeballs have always fascinated me, even since a child. I'm sorry you have to "mess about" with your eyeballs now! But you've got many years of taking photos left... so I'm sure you'll be a compliant patient! I'm sure your doctor has explained to you, that generally speaking, loss of vision is significantly reduced when the pressures are kept below 18... but many use the "drop by 4" rule... which is to stay 4 points or more lower on medication from where you were off. HOWEVER - if your pressure has already been dropped by four, and you continue to get optic nerve damage, obviously - you need to drop more. Best of luck to you, Brian!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Oct 2017, 17:03
Well earned medals!

Hope your conference goes well. I'm off to Dublin to see Catherine run her first marathon!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Absolutely!

Thanks, Anne - it was a good one. I hope Catherine did well!
Your love for rodeos is evident...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well.. I love horses and cowboys... and this is what they do! smile

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