Old Cowboys Gather for Reunion

Dude and Frances Smith award accepted by Vern Smith, right, and his wife, left. (Photos courtesy Judy Wade)
World Champion Rick Bradley honored by Brady Crumpler. (Photo courtesy Judy Wade

By Judy Wade

Handshakes, backslaps, hugs. “Do you remember…, ” “Have you seen…,” “That time up in…,” “Old bull number….” Enough gold and silver buckles to rival Fort Knox.

This was the scene when more than 50 cowboys, families and friends gathered to reconnect and reminisce at P3 Restaurant in Wichita Falls on June 1 for a Cowboy Reunion. Hosted by Brady Crumpler, P3 owner, former National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc and bull rider and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee, he explained,

“We are affiliated with the Hall of Fame, which is conducting several reunions across the state this year. Since I have the facility for it, I decided to host the first one.”

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