Fritz Groszkruger

06/30/2015 - 10:23am
    We started in the cattle business with six bred heifers. I can’t remember who was a guiding force at the time; probably vets and neighbors who did things as a matter of tradition. We ear tagged and vaccinated newborn calves because well, I don’t know. We all need a little excitement in our lives and here was a handy way to get that.     I talk a lot...
06/16/2015 - 4:00pm
Lovin' the local scene        They say to be an expert you need to come from a distance away. I was an expert once. I moved here from Montana in 1977. Now I don’t know much. I haven’t been an expert for almost 40 years.      But having spent my youth in California, I got to know some...
06/02/2015 - 1:18pm
Let's not make exceptions        American exceptionalism has a broader meaning than “we rock!” It has come to mean “except for.”      We, the community of humans on earth, really are God's creation, right? You won't convince me that He made a special race within a...
05/19/2015 - 10:18am
Clint Eastwood's biggest failure        Clint Eastwood has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Rowdy Yates in “Rawhide” driving cattle on the open range was foreign to me in Los Angeles, but now here I am with cows myself. In his 20s Clint was even a choker setter (a logger who attached cables to...
05/05/2015 - 1:54pm
Lost, but not forgotten        We recently lost another good friend. Violet could sing and play the piano in such an uninhibited way she belonged in a honky-tonk, but she never touched a drop. When she moved to the nursing home she gave Dawn all her music and me a wooden handled scraper made out of a flattened garden hoe....
04/21/2015 - 12:09pm
Truth or consequences        I lied. I can’t even remember about what, but I was caught and my dad gave me a short lecture.      It went like this: “The reason to never lie is a totally selfish one. Once you lie you may have to tell a hundred other lies in order to cover up the original lie...
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