Thursday, July 20, 2017

At the Cowboy Church

We were at church Monday night, when Brother Fred  asked if I'd be willing to demonstrate Cowboy Fast Draw to a bunch of visiting children from Korea.

"Korea?" I asked?

"Yeah,", he said.  "One of the local churches hosts a group of Korean children every year as part of its ministry.  They want to show the kids America, and as part of their introduction, they bring the kids here on Thursday night, during our rodeo practice.  We let the kids get on a horse, lead them around the arena, and feed them barbecue.  We thought that it would be cool to put on a demonstration of Fast Draw."

"Well, yeah" I replied.  "I'd be happy to do that. "  I pondered for a minute.  "We're not going to let then shoot, are we?"

"No" Fred replied.  "It would take too long to do that safely.  Just a demonstration."

"Do they speak English?" I asked.

"Not a word," Fred replied.  "They have interpreters who help with the language barrier,  But I can assure you that every one of them has a smart phone, and they'll be snapping pictures like crazy."

So, PawPaw will meet the brethren at the church today about 3:00 to set up a range, help make pulled pork sandwiches and do whatever is necessary to prepare for a group of about 50 Korean kids who want to learn about America.    We'll demonstrate Cowboy Fast Draw, let then ride a horse, and generally try to make their stay in the US exciting and memorable.

It sounds like  lot of fun.

7 comments:

Dwan Seicheine said...

Get pictures. Lot's of pictures

Dwan Seicheine said...

Oh yeah. Bring a radio and play some "Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
Some cowboy music and they will INSTANTLY know what's about to happen. Hell, they will be cheering you.
Do it!

Anonymous said...

God bless you & your mates, PawPaw! These kids will go home with memories they may treasure all their lives, and stories, too: "When I was a child, I went to America. I rode a horse, and saw cowboys compete at drawing their pistols!". All while feeding their grandkids barbecue, Korean-style.
--Tennessee Budd

Old NFO said...

Can't wait to see the pictures! :-)

Anonymous said...

You're not going to take them down to the local trailer park are ya?
Steve

Lantry said...

Awesome!

Educated Savage said...

We had a gang of my Chinese and German Co workers here for a workshop last year and took them shooting. Blew their minds lol. Where else in the world can you legally hand a civilian an AK or a barrett? And they did take a ton of pictures.