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  A Place Called Edville
by Mr. Ed
Monday, March 16, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The Finale Of My Recent Six-Part Journey West



“You never know,

Which way,

That pickle’s gonna squirt.”


An Old Western Saying



I was now headin home through the Badlands

Down a deserted back country road, that day

When I eventually came upon an old road sign

‘Hey, Stranger! Old Edville, Is That A Way---->’


So, I made a turn, down that dirt road

And there it sat, a dusty old ghost town

It wasn’t even listed, on any of my maps

And there wasn’t another livin soul around


My dogs and I jumped out of my truck

And we started walkin around, old Edville

I love wanderin historic western ghost towns

And one named ‘Edville’ gave me quite a thrill


And soon, we came upon this old wooden shack

The real faded old sign above read ‘Edville Salloon’

And suddenly, I swear, we now heard music inside it

Which sounded like a real mighty fine old cowboy tune


So of course, my very curious dogs and I, marched on in there

But all we found were cobwebs, and a faded photo on the wall

Below that picture of three real ornery lookin characters at the bar

A caption read ‘Established by the Ed Brothers, 1870’ - that was all


And now, the entire trip home that day, I kept picturin that old town

And I had a real hazy recollection of livin there once, so very long ago

I often dream about past lives, and past experiences, and I get ‘déjà vu’

I reckon there’s a whole lot about this thing we call ‘life’ I’ll never know


And right now, I’m also tryin to remember,

Which one of them ornery old Ed brothers,

Didn’t know how to spell the word ‘Saloon,’

But I’m a hopin, that’ll come back to me soon.


Alas, the end of yet another marvelous journey,

Filled with ancient history and mystery, out west;

Wandering this magnificently vast continent of ours,

Always inspires me, and now, I can’t wait for the next.




©2009, Old Mr. Ed, A Guy Who Still Loves To Wander

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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/27/2009 a previous life had you passed this way before, Ed? :o) I've enjoyed your wanderings with your most noble friends...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/17/2009
Wow, what a fantastic journey. I have seen a few in California and up in Colorado, especially the old mines that were closed up long ago. You could almost hear the history in the wind...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/17/2009
ED -



Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2009
I caint believe ya found that scary place pee wee,ifn yu remember

the crimes of them hateful Macracky boys and ghosts of their ancesters,who drove evryone out of town,but we were the only brave

enough to stay,but Ma sent Edvard to fetch you an bring you home,cause you was always fightin those Macracky boys and I stayed a watchin jersey devil who was always in the saloon so drunk he had ta hide from ma all the time. Edvard got mad when he had to leave his Coors in the saloon and go get you. gosh bro, i got carried away with memberin;-) see whatcha made me do...

love sis tiger lily
Reviewed by larry linville 3/16/2009
Mr. Ed, are you sure you didn't have to use a GHOST WRITER to cover that deserted town. :)

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/16/2009
Wonderful writing, Ed; well done, my friend! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/16/2009
It was Jersey writing that salloon word, he wetted his whistle with my Coors that double-crossing brother and got double vision! He says all kind of things against Coors so I don't suspect Him when some is pilfered, but good old Rufus kind of whispered in my ear.

Edvard(k) the very sober Elder.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/16/2009
Yu really concluded the journey with a piece of joy on which the soul could savour. Well done dear Ed.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/16/2009
Outstanding..enjoyed very much dear the music..stay safe and well...Hugssss
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/16/2009
Maybe you could sell old Thornwood Manor and move to Edville, rebuild it and make it a tourist attraction...I bet Edvard(K) would come to help work on it, and I would surely help as well, though we are going to have to have something better than Coors to keep our whistles wet...ed
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/16/2009
As always, you spin a tale of adventure and fun and entertainment!!
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/16/2009
Wow what a trip Mr. Ed and sure wish I could have been riding shotgun there along with you with your other furry friends and to see the sights you saw would have filled this old cowboy\s heart with joy.

Fortunately your words took us all along with you and I thank you for sharing such a great time.

Reviewed by Bonnie May 3/16/2009
I would love to be a little mouse on one of those adventures, or maybe I wouldn't...can't decide...all I know is this was great. love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/16/2009
Wow,,,What a great adventure! I bet you 3 Ed's spent alot of moons in that 'salloon' in another life! lol.........great story
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2009
How cool, an Ed has returned home! An excellent write, well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Leave it to one of your brothers, who can't spell Saloon. Probably spelled it Salon, no wonder all the cowboys left town! LOL

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