In Mary's words: "It's always been about the horses. Riding single isn't too bad, especially in the company of good working dogs. Nothing feels better than seeing your dogs circling and 'holdin' 'em up' and getting cattle to the pen in a quiet, gentle fashion. Sure beats town life 10 ways to Sunday."
"What I love about cowboy poetry is the heartfelt stories, the truth and honesty shared. Ranching and the cowboy way of life . . . portrayed by different artists, painting the oral picture. If you laugh, chuckle, smile or cry, then we have done our job. We are all like family and offer the gifts of our stories."
Mary is still camping in Rodeo, New Mexico, midway between Las Cruces and Tucson.