Another thing I did in the country was I saw my first meadowlarks, learned how to imitate them, and I learned how to imitate horses, too. And then when I was a senior at U-High, one of our band pieces called for the whinny of a horse for a sound effect; and when the band director said that, I whinnied and he said, “You’ve got the job.”
[Yeah, and with your horses, I remember I learned how to ride a horse, but I forgot to learn how to stop him. Just like the bike. And I ended up holding on to his tail. That was the end of my horse riding. Forget that.]
I remember we hiked to Fort Defiance State Park for the bible school picnic at our church. Our pastor’s wife had to stop me from whinnying like a horse because we had the horses that were in the pasture alongside where we were hiking, trying to follow us.
[Good thing you didn’t have a sound for the bulls, huh?]