Well?………Its done. Both eyes, Yep!……………But let me start at the begining.
It all started a few months ago I couldnt see a damn thing, thought the fog had come down on the trail!………………………..”Say Doc, you tellin` me, these here eyes `o mine are needin` fixin`? “
“ Hell son, they`s almost beyond fixin`!……But got me a friend `o mine down near South Fork, he`s got some new fangled eye fixin` contraption!……..He done two cowhands eyes a week ago….they can see well enough now!” I listened as Doc Wiggins rambled on.
“How much Doc?………I ain`t got me nuthin` more than a good hoss an` saddle!”
“Shucks son, ain`t that much!………….No Sirree…he`ll probly do it fur the saddle!”
Well I wus kinda taken with the idea, so took me on down ta South Fork. Found the local saw bones, buried in this contraption, lights sparks an` all manner of shenanigans! Took me a mite of time to git his `tention.
“Say Doc, you the man can do this here sight savin`?” …
“Thats right cowboy, how many eyes you wanna save? One or both?”
He looked a mite wild, all his clothes looked kinda burned, sorta charred. I was not inspired! No Sir!
“ I want both saved Doc, how much?”
The Doc rubbed his dirty chin, took a slug of Whisky an` said, “ Lets see now?……..I`ll take the saddle son, or the horse, dont matter which one!”
I had no choice, “Take the saddle, its a good one”
With that I was told to set on an `ol Dentists chair, kinda worn, horse hair wus stikin` out.
“Set still son, be over in no time!” Before I could say anything, I was strapped to the chair! Good god almighty! It wus a frightening thing. All manner of lights an` this new fangled `lectric juice!
“Hell Doc! Wat you doin`? I ain`t never been strapped down afor`!”
“Well son, you ain`t been to the right establishment! Jes sit back an` enjoy the ride! “ He kinda re`minded me o` ma crazy Uncle Silas, but thats another story.
I dont re`member much after that, but I do know, it wus like gettin` stabbed in the eye by an` `ol Longhorn! Damn it hurt! Once the lights stopped an` the wirrin` noise stopped, the Doc let me up, he said, “ Son? That wus some ride! hell I ain`t seen no one scream like that afor! YeeeeHa!”
Anyhow, I was outta there like a frog on a hot stove! Its been stingin` for hours now, been down to the Bar T, talked to them other cowboys. They told me the same thing, hurt like hell!
But tomorrow`s another day, an` I hope all bein` well, I can take the bandages off! Ain`t no fun ridin` bareback blindfolded !