Saddlin’ Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 08:51 AM.

He would take care of his insurance payments, pay her and maintain a roof over his head, but beyond that his money, in a sense, belonged to the children of the town.

“That first day he came walking in and just started taking up with the kids,” Wade said. “Everything he did, he said, was about the kids.”

He told Wade that since he was a little boy in Georgia, working at a feed store, he wanted a horse but his family could not afford one.

“He was going to get some horses and start a club,” Wade said.

Wade said her support of a program that would ultimately teach her own children a lesson or two was immediate.

“I was all with him,” Wade said.

Canning bought, fed and kept each horse he purchased, the number reaching eventually reaching 27, Wade remembered.

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