If you don’t know Becky McCray, you should. She is a most remarkable person. She owns a liquor store and a cattle ranch. She is the author of Small Town Rules: How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy (Que Biz-Tech), a fascinating book I highly recommend. She is also a prominent blogger and an exceptional speaker. She will be hosting the #140conf State of Now SmallTown in Hutchinson,KS. Most importantly, she is a nice person who is fun to be with.
Steve and I had the great pleasure of being with her today. We started with breakfast at the Cookie’s Bowling Alley Cafe in Alva, Oklahoma. The pancakes were good, but the bacon was the best ever.
When we got to the liquor store, Becky laughed and said we were embarking on the “moos and booze” tour. The liquor store is more like a boutique than a regular old crowded store. I couldn’t figure out the difference at first, then I realized the slight space between the bottles make it very upscale and classy looking. By the way, Becky knows her booze. I saw many unfamiliar labels. She was able to give me a rundown on each of them. I had a great time.
Then it was off to meet Bubby and friends. On the day he was born, he was attached by coyotes. Becky and her husband, Joe, rescued him, cared for him and gave him lots of love. Bubby became a celebrity on Twitter. We all prayed for his recovery. Today we got to meet Bubby. It was exciting. We also got to meet his brother Jethro and the rest of the herd. Check out our fun time in the video.
After the rambunctious fun with Bubby et al, we went to meet Peanut, whose Mommy died. She is now taken care of by Grandma who is enjoying the extra food treats. This herd of cattle is very laid back and totally different. Maybe it is the environment.
When it was time to go, Becky showed us her beautiful sunflowers. Thank you Becky for your generous, fun filled hospitality.
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