-by walterrean salley
The Cartwrights --Ben, Adam, Hoss, Joe--
Living somewhere near Lake Tahoe
Was an all-time favorite western show.
The widow with his strapping sons
Rode their horses and wore their guns.
They were second next to none.
They manned the ranch and did their share
To roam and guard the prairie there
While keeping us dazed year by year.
The eighteen hundreds was the setting
And near Nevada their life’s netting.
But to Virginia they went trekking.
Such a warm and beloved story
Portraying life without the glory.