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Beverly Beckham

A happy obsession with singing

My husband jokes, “The cows know the songs by now.”

He’s referring to a scene in the movie “City Slickers” in which Billy Crystal is trying to explain the basics of VCR recording to a friend who isn’t catching on. The two of them are on horseback, driving cattle, trotting along, and a rider behind them, who has been listening, shouts: “He doesn’t get it! He’ll never get it. It’s been four hours! The cows can tape something by now.”  

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