Tuesday, March 13, 2012
You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma
Not the least of which was our first trip to Oklahoma during spring break in the early '90s. Can you see Bud in this photo? He is nearly camouflaged - fits right into the scenery. Years before this trip, I had read about the Heavener Runestone in a novel. It became one of those places I wanted to see for myself.
The Runestone is enclosed now and protected from defacement. The theory is that the carvings were made by Viking explorers hundreds of years before America was discovered by Columbus. Heavener Runestone Park and Historic Site is located atop Poteau Mountain at the edge of the beautiful Quachita Mountains that stretch across the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
There's a full moon over Tulsa,
I hope that it's shining on you.
The nights are getting cold,
In Cherokee County.
There's a Blue Norther passing through.
I remember green eyes and a ranchers daughter.
But remember is all that I do.
Losing you left a pretty good cowboy,
With nothing to hold on to.
Sundown came and I drove to town,
And drank a drink or two.
You're the reason God made Oklahoma,
You're the reason God made Oklahoma.
And I'm sure missing you,
I'm sure missing you.