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Welcome to GENEMINIX. COM ~~~~~ POETRY ~~~~~~ BIBLE STORIES IN POEMS ~~~~~ SOME CHRISTMAS POEMS ~~~~~~ THE 50'S AND 60'S~~~~~~ THE BAR-M RANCH ~~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY ~~~~~~ SWEET MEMORIES ~~~~~~ THE THINKINIG LOG ~~~~~~~ SOME OF THE AWARDS WON ~~~~~~ SOME MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~ AND SOME MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~ MEMORIES FROM YESTERYEAR ~~~~~~~  FROM GOD'S WORD ~~~~~~~ THE POETRY CORRAL ~~~~~~ 100 YEARS AGO ~~~~~~ OVER MORNING COFFEE ~~~~~~ GOOD MORNING, MORNING ~~~~~~ THIS and THAT ~~~~~~ OVERHEARD GRANDPA ZEKE SAYING...... ~~~~~~ THE GOOD LORD'S TRAIN IS A-COMING ~~~~~~ GOD CAN ~~~~~~ AND SOME MORE POEMS ~~~~~ MY FOOT'S ASLEEP IN MY SHOE ~~~~~ THIS POEM'S NOT ABOUT..... ~~~~~~ ONE CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~ TILES  ~~~~~~ GOOD MORNING WORLD ~~~~~~ MR. BROWN, THE GAS STATION MAN ~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY....SCHOOL ~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY.....SWEET MEMORIES ~~~~~ NEED SOME TRUE PATRIOTS TODAY ~~~~~~ A SPRING RAIN ~~~~~~ MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ~~~~~~ TODAY I STOPPED ON A DIRT ROAD ~~~~~~ YESTERDAY'S SCHOOL ~~~~~~~ LIFE WAS SIMPLE AGAIN........AND BEAUTIFUL ~~~~~ GREEN GRASS AND YELLOW DAFFODILS ~~~~~ AUTUMN IS A GYPSY GIRL ~~~~~~ AND THREE MORE POEMS ~~~~~ MAY ALL YOUR TRAILS BE HAPPY TRAILS ~~~~~ OUR LORD LIVES AGAIN~~~~~ AND MORE OF THE POETRY CORRAL~~~~~~~~ CHILDHOOD MEMORIES~~~~~~ DIDN'T WE HAVE SOME FUN~~~~~~ AUTUMN AND RIVERS~~~~~ A FEW THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY~~~~~~~~ THE SNOW CAME LAST NIGHT~~~~~~~ ROY ROGERS WAS A HERO TO ME~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY, REMEMBER THE 50'S & 60'S~~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY**REMEMBERING SKY KING~~~~~~ LITTLE PARTNER~~~~ IT WASN'T BAD AT ALL ~~~~~~~MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~~ GENE MINIX MINISTRIES ~~~~~~~~~ STILL MORE AWARDS

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GENE MINIX'S BAR-M RANCH
 
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Gene Minix's BAR-M RANCH


 
I Can Almost Hear Them Today

by Gene Minix

Where our yard runs down to the creek
Was once a field of maize.
Where the women in colored beads
Gathered the ears in earlier days.

While the braves with bow and arrow
Hunted the deer and stalked the bear.
And Indian children ran and played
Across the field over there.

Days turned into years and time marched on
And these people have all gone away.
But sometimes when the breeze is still
I can almost hear them today
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The women chanting a song in the rows of maize
And children laughing as they play.
The sound of horses hoofs as the men return.
I can almost hear them today.

I wonder why I feel such kinship
To these brave people of long ago.
Could their blood run with my blood.
I don't know, but I feel it is so.

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Upon Seeing New Blades Of Grass

by Gene Minix

I've been talking to
Jesus today.
The green blades of grass being born
reminds me that
He lives.
My mind goes back
to that day
He hung upon a cross
and there shed His precious blood
on Calvary's Hill.
They mocked Him
that day.
And called Him awful names.
They spit upon His face, yet
no bitterness did He feel.
Father forgive them
I hear Him say. Oh, this
wonderful love I can't comprehend
Yet, when I look at the change in me,
I know it is real.

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Refuge

by Gene Minix

Riding up to the North pasture
To check on the cattle, my horse and me.
I glance over to my right.
A heard of cows gathered round a tree.

They have found a refuge
From the hot noon day sun.
They sure look happy and content,
Each and every one.

A refuge I said to my horse out loud.
And the greatest refuge of love,
I said, You know,
Is my wonderful Lord above.

My horse nodded as if he understood.
I said, Whoa, right there that day.
I took off my hat, looked to heaven
And I begin to pray.

Thank you, Dear Lord,
I just wanted you to know
I'm so thankful that You love and care
For this ole cowboy so.

And that I have a refuge in You
Safe and secure as can be.
The wonderful peace and assurance
That you are watching over me.

Just want to tell you again, Lord,
Thanks and I love you so.
Well, better get on back to work, Lord.
I just wanted you to know.

I put on my hat and nudged my horse
And we were on our way.
A song of praise from my heart and lips.
How blessed I am each and every day.

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The Good Lord's Train Is A-coming (A Spiritual)

by Gene Minix

The Good Lord's Train is a-coming.
Its moving on down the track.
Its all steam ahead, children
There ain't no turning back.

Its destination is yonder
To Heaven beautiful and fair.
You got to get on board, children
If you gonna go there.

The ticket don't cost you a dime.
No, Sir, its absolutely free.
Jesus holds the tickets
And He's purchased them for you and me.

Its a free ticket He's a-giving
And it'll take you all the way.
But you got to receive that ticket, friend
And get on board today.

There ain't no segregation on this train
That's bound for Glory land.
Red, yellow, black and white, all can go
Long as you got ticket in hand.

Ain't no second class seats on this train.
Rich or poor, short or tall
Jesus died on Calvary's Cross
He died for one and all.

Now if you miss this train, children
You gonna be left standing alone.
And there ain't no other way into Glory
When this train is gone.

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Trains and Dreams

by Gene Minix

The little ruddy faced lad standing silent in field of cotton white.
He bends his ear to hear the far away sound
Of the silver flashly streamlined Southbound
Though it is still out of sight
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He knows it is coming though, he's watched many a time.
And it's always just as exciting for the little boy.
His heart always jumps with a special joy.
When he sees that Southbound going down the railroad line.

The whistle just sounded, closer now, he can finally see.
He raises his hand to say "Hello".
And the engineer waves back, and reaches for the horn to blow.
Making the little patched kneeded lad happy as can be.

He stands and watches the train as it speeds on away.
The rumble, rattle and clatter gone down the track.
A smile on his face, the little lad picks up his cotton sack
And dreams of people and far away places he'll see one day.

© Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
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Our Scripture for the Day.....
God owns everything. He is the creator and the sustainer of the whole universe. ".....for by Him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist". Colossians 1:16,17. But God so loved us that He gave us a choice. We could choose Him or not choose Him. Initially, all made the wrong choice. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23. Man made the wrong choice and gave up his love relationship with God. But, thank God, we who have accepted Christ as our Saviour "are not our own, but are bought with a price." The price is God's Son. What a price God had to pay for us! We are no longer our own, now we belong to God! As that wonderful old song says, "Now I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me. Not for the years of time alone, But for eternity". Praise and thanks to God!!!!
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Gene Minix's ......

Yesterday Memories

It was December, 1959. The new catalogs were out and on the back cover an ad for a brand new Daisy
pump gun (air rifle). It was The Western Carbine and sold for $7.95. Wow, what a Christmas gift.
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Remember coming in from school and heading to the kitchen to mix up a glass of chocolate milk using
Bosco?
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Remember when you bought a Milkshake candybar and was given an ice cream stick to go with it. You put
the stick in the candy bar and ate it just like an ice cream.
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One of my favorite candy bars was called 7-Up bar. Can you still get them? It was a bar of candy made up
of seven different creams and caramel etc. With each bite you had a different piece of candy. Mmmm, I
can taste it now.
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Remember those little wax pop bottles filled with a sweet colored liquid. After you drank the liquid, you
could chew the wax.
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What about opening your Roy Rogers lunch box and finding not only a peanut butter and jelly
sandwich.......but a special treat --A Flavor Straw. Remember those! Be it chocolate, cherry, or
starwberry, it was great. You put it in your milk and when the milk passed through the straw you had a
flavored drink.
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SWEET MEMORIES and
GOD BLESS!!! © Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
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CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY

I was in the 4th. grade in October of 1957. We had just got our first TV, a little 17 inch floor model. As the new season started, a new show made it's way to the screen. The first show was aired October 3rd. It was a situation comedy staring Walter Brennan as Grandpa Amos McCoy . NBC had turned it down and ABC had picked it up.

When it aired, the "expertts" said it would never make it. They said it would never go over in the cities. Boy, were they wrong! The Real McCoys became a giant hit and would run for six seasons. It's second season it was the number 8 program for the year in the national ratings.

It was about a happy loving family from West Virginia moving out to California headed by Grandpa Amos, played by Walter Brennan who was 63 years old when the program started.It also starred Richard Crenna as grandson Luke and Kathy Nolan as his wife Kate. And there was Little Luke, big Luke's brother, Hassie his sister and Pepino the hired hand. George MacMichael, a neighbor, was played by Andy Clyde and George's sister, Flora, was played by Madge Blake.

This was one of Daddy's favorite shows and mine too. You can be sure that when 8:30 came on Thursday nights, our little TV was tuned to The Real McCoys and our family was glued to the set. I have a number of the tapes from the show and still enjoy watching them. It was a great show when T.V. was great! -- Gene


SWEET MEMORIES

© Copyright 2003, 2010 by Gene Minix.

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A GENPAT production

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Back in the days when the cowman with his herds made a new frontier, there was no law on the range. Lack of written law made it necessary for him to frame some of his own, thus developing a rule of behavior which became known as the "Code of the West." These homespun laws, being merely a gentleman’s agreement to certain rules of conduct for survival, were never written into statutes, but were respected everywhere on the range.

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The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of
each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his
share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.
--Albert Einstein
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Scripture says: "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." I call on
every American family and the family of America to observe a National Day of Prayer and
Remembrance.....We will persevere.....In time, we will find healing and recovery; and, in the
face of all this evil, we remain strong and united," one nation under God."
--Pres. George W. Bush
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SURE HAPPY AS CAN BE

by Gene Minix

The mountains are sure pretty.
The skies are peaceful and serene.
The prairie grass is growing.
It's 'bout knee high and green.

The cows are all content
As they mosey around.
I'm singing a happy song
And my horse moves to the sound.

His head is held high
As he trots along.
He's already smelling the fresh hay
As we head for home.

The shadows are falling
As we ride on down the trail.
I don't have to guide my horse,
He knows the way well.

Soon we'll be at the ranch house.
The little woman's waiting for me there.
I can see her standing at the door,
A yellow ribbon in her hair.

It's a good life, Dear Lord.
And I'm happy as I can be.
Those showers of blessings
Are falling down all over me.

Yes, it's a fine life you've given.
You are so good to me.
And this ole cowboy's sure thankful
And happy as can be.

© Copyright 2010, by Gene Minix.
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THANK YOU FOR THIS GRAND DAY


by Gene Minix

The sun is just rising
In the Eastern sky over there.
Birds are already singing
With gladness they greet the day fare.
Thank you, Lord, for this day
That you have given me.
And help me, Dear Lord,
To be the man you'd have me be.
Help me to be a light to someone
As I go on my way.
And I just want to tell you again,
Thank you, Lord, for this grand day.

© Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
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Until next time, may all your
trails be happy ones!
God bless!






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