House Rock Valley and Dewey, Arizona
About Dixie Northcott
Ode to Jim Glover
His saddle is stored in the tack room,
His spurs are hung on the wall.
His horse has been turned out to pasture,
for Jim won't be riding this fall.
He's gone on to a greater round-up,
With the master up in the sky.
Where the grass grows green and luscious
and the water tanks never go dry.
The pain is now gone from his body,
His health has been restored.
He'll rope and ride as he did long ago,
as he works by the side of the Lord.
He touched the lives of so many,
His foot steps are left in the sand.
His gentle smile will not be forgotten,
cause Jim was one heck of a man.
© 2004, Dixie Northcott
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.
Jim Glover was born 11 October, 1921, in Alton, Utah and passed away 21 December, 1986, in Kanab, Utah. His wife Wanda and two of his sons, still live in Kanab. I became acquainted with Jim, who was running Pine Pockets Ranch for the Ramseys, when my husband and I purchased a near-by ranch, The Coyote Springs Ranch, in House Rock Valley.
About Dixie Northcott:
I have had several poems published in past issues of Livestock Digest and was featured in an article in the March 2004 issue of Arizona Highways. My husband and I still own Coyote Springs Ranch and spend our time between our home in Dewey and the ranch.
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