It was a cold October
back in nineteen fifty four
Had a roundup camp for home
at a place called Casner Draw

Every evenin’ ridin’ back
and still feelin’ sorta bold
After chasin’ steers thru the pines
while dealin’ with the cold

We all roped and drug in firewood
that lay along the trails
To heap upon the fires
where we recounted all our tales

You see it was the custom
to supply the cook with wood
But mere cowpokes couldn’t use
the flames where the Cooky stood

We made our own blaze
about twenty foot away
There we punchers gathered every night,
each to have our say……..

This poem continues in one of George’s books – you’ll love some of the others as well as the stories from my first book “True Stories and Rhymes from the Range”

This story is continued in George’s Books

Contact George Fischer to buy his books!


P.O. Box 403
Mountain Home, TX 78058





One thought on “GATHER ‘ROUND

  1. Hey George!! I’m so glad I found your blog! You are indeed The Last DK Cowboy, and coming from the Miller family, that makes you legendary!!… So glad you write so colorfully and vividly about those days! You are a priceless gift of memories and a true part of the family!
    Kim Miller


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