Saddlin’ Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5

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

That was inviting Canning’s wrath.

Not that many words were required.

“He had discipline, I’ll tell you what,” Wade said with a laugh. “He didn’t have to tell you twice. He was a big man, a football player. The kids listened. You toed the line. We never had trouble with them.

“But he was never mean to them. The kids, they loved him.”

Wade illuminated the point with a memory.

One year, the Saddlin’ Seminoles traveled to the Native American settlement/museum in Cherokee, NC.

The folks in Cherokee, upon seeing the caravan pull up in the night, the kids sleepy and bit dirty, were not sure if they wanted to let those youngsters stay overnight, chaperones or not.

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