Yesterday Susie and I spent a wonderful day in Chandler, Arizona, as we accompanied some friends to a chuck wagon cooking competition. Each of us selected one of the dozen or more of the chuck wagons as our breakfast source When the dinner bells sounded, we headed in different directions, collected our meals, and gathered at a picnic table. I thoroughly enjoyed my cowboy breakfast. It consisted of a split biscuit, half with jam and half with gravy; a casserole made of eggs, potatoes, sausage, and a few other ingredients; canned peaches, and a cup of black coffee with grounds at the bottom of the cup. My wife and our friends had a variety of similar foods, all cooked in cast iron skillets over open fires or in dutch ovens, covered in hot coals. I felt a kindred spirit with some of the characters from my latest book, a collection of short stories, titled Five for the Trail. Here are a few of the photos we took. I'll post more later.
Mark L. Redmond was married for 31 years to an incredible woman. She blessed him with two children, who are now among his dearest friends. After taking her home, God gave Mark a second, equally incredible woman. When he married her, he gained 4 more children, who have also become his treasured friends. He also has 9 grandchildren. Mark loves God, his family, and the old West--in that order. Reading and writing about the old West are two of his passions. He really likes Red Lobster too.