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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


In this day and time it is hard for me to find a person that I consider "Hero" material. For the most part, Hollywood and music idols lack integrity and morals. Sports figures seem to think they are above the law and have no sense of propriety. And politicians... I'm not even going there. There is so much controversy and drama that there are television programs that are dedicated to reporting all the latest arrests, break-ups, wardrobe malfunctions, etc of the stars, athletes and politicians.
Having said all that, I will tell you that July 6th is the 12th anniversary of one of Americas most loved hero's, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys!
I wasn't born until 1958 (yes, I'm THAT old!) and the television show that he starred in with his wife, Dale Evans, aired from 1951 to 1957. But there were reruns and the memories of my parents and older siblings.
Oh to have heros like him and Dale for our children to look up to.
And not only did he and his wife provide us with role models and entertaining movies with a lesson in each one but they gave us music and songs that will last forever.
You will see on my profile page on this website,Always, a poem that I wrote about Roy and Dale. I hope you will take a few minutes to read it.
We may never have the likes of Roy Rogers in this day and time but each of us should keep in mind that we touch lives everyday. The people we come in contact with each day, no matter how fleeting, are affected by the things we say and do. Or by what we don't say or do. With a smile, a kind word, a please or a thank we may change the course of someones day. And in our private lives, are we being a good role model for our children and grandchildren or the neighbors children?
We may not be able to touch as many lives as Roy Rogers but we can make a small difference in the life of a down and out stranger or in the life of a child.
It sure is something to aspire too!
Happy trails!
Teresa Burleson

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome to the first edition of Chasing Tumbleweeds.
I chose the name of my column from one of my favorite stories, Conagher.

Conagher is a western film based on a Louis L'Amour novel of the same name, starring Sam Elliott as Conagher and Katherine Ross as Evie. It is the story of a woman that went west with her husband but was widowed soon after. She lived out on the prairie and became so lonely that she began to write notes and tie them to tumbleweeds. She just wanted to share her heart. The tumbleweeds would blow across the prairie and Conagher would find the notes on them and he eventually fell in love with Evie through the things that she wrote in the notes. And Evie fell in love with the wilderness: One of my favorite parts of the movie is when she says, "You don't know what music is until you hear the wind in the cedars"

What a romantic Western love story. Conagher is one of my favorite movies. Am I a romantic? You bet yer boots I am! Aren't all poets?

So I am going to tie notes to the tumbleweeds of the world wide web and let them blow across cyberspace. I just want to share my heart. I hope the notes you find are entertaining and thought provoking. Maybe you'll even fall in love with me!

So until next week, Sit tall in the saddle and pull yer hat low, may the Lord ride with you where 'er you may go.
Teresa Burleson Cowboy Poetry the Cowgirl Way

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


This is a test of the email posting feature of the blog of Chasing Tumbleweeds with Teresa Burleson!

Monday, June 7, 2010



Featured at ALWAYS COWBOY, CHASING TUMBLEWEEDS shares the thoughts, news, events, cowgirl & cowboy poetry of Cowgirl Poet and horsewoman Teresa Burleson. This Texas Cowgirl Poet also plans on sharing the lives and histories of Cowgirls and Cowboys of the past and the lifestyles of present day Cowgirls and Cowboys.

Teresa's writings are award nominated and range from humorous to inspirational. She lives the life she writes about and gives her all to preserving the Cowgirl Way.

Join Teresa CHASING TUMBLEWEEDS and at ALWAYS COWBOY where you can read her Cowgirl Poetry!

"Listen to the wind and look what just blew in on the tumbleweeds!"