Written in 1994 by
Ronald Joe Record

Cowboy Allen Rides Again

Copyright, Ronald Joe Record
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While growing up on the East side of Enid, Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to attend Adams Elementary School with the Allen family. The Allens were full-blood Native Americans and their two boys, Cowboy and Floyd, also attended Adams. Cowboy Allen was the biggest, fastest, strongest kid on the East Side and every day at recess he and his brother Floyd would position themselves strategically under a row of crabapple trees. From this vantage point they would pummel the other students with rock-hard crabapples. Recess at Adams Elementary became a lesson in survival. Many years later, while hopping freight one morning I saw this spray painted on the side of a box car:

"Cowboy Allen Rides Again"!

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