From the Blog

  • A Cowboy’s Valentine Poem by Steve Lucas

    Happy St. Valentine’s day from F.M. Light & Sons! Here is – “The Grand Illusion” – a cowboy’s valentine poem from our friend Steve Lucas. We think he has captured the essence of the cowboy’s heard quite well. Cowboys may look as tough as their leather tack, but their hearts are still just as soft as anyone
    What is that essential ingredient that makes someone a real cowboy? This has been a question posed by many a small  child, wondering if the costume chaps, spurs, and cowboy hat give them the right to be associated with the likes of Hopalong and Wayne, Wild Bill and Earp. However, the question......

  • A Christmas Poem: “If God had Chosen Cowboys”

    Merry Christmas from all of us at F.M. Light & Sons! To celebrate this wonderful season here is another poem from our friend Steve Lucas. Enjoy, and may you have a most blessed and festive Christmas day. — If God had Chosen Cowboys Steve Lucas If God had chosen cowboys, instead of those fellers herdin’ sheep......

  • A Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Prayer

    Please enjoy this prayer from the heart of a cowboy this thanksgiving day.   A Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Prayer by Steve Lucas  Dear Lord, It’s been a year of blessed days since I gazed upon this land, And looked to heaven with thanks and praise, For the creation of Your hand.   Again, I marvel at
  • A Cowboy’s Autumn Poem by Steve Lucas

    A Cowboy’s Autumn Poem As the leaves begin to cover the ground and the dustings of snow make their way further down the hillsides with each brisk dawn, we present this poem by Steve Lucas. Our friend Steve has submitted numerous pieces of cowboy poetry to us in the past. Here is his latest contribution; a cowboy’s thoughts

    —Ginny R., Texas

    I've been shopping at F.M. Light and Son's since 1967, when I would visit my uncle who was the district ranger for the US Forest Service, Routt National Forest. Since then, whenever I found myself on US 40 heading east or west in Colorado, I would stop at your shop. The last two trips we picked up first some gorgeous cowboy boots for my wife and just two years ago we found an equally impressive pair of (size 13) Cayman boots for myself. And even if we don't need anything it is a real joy to see the shop and what you have to offer.

    Like the old Burma Shave signs along the highways, the F.M. Light and Son's signs are a joy to see and read. I know I'm getting close when they start to appear.

    —William W., Utah