I gave a collection of “Gunsmoke” TV show DVDs to a friend going through a rough patch. A rough patch is how I describe things I don’t want to describe. It’s the opposite of a bonanza, so it doesn’t have any of the Cartwright family in it. I’m not sure how I came to possess those “Gunsmoke” videos. Probably at a friends of the public library book sale.

“Gunsmoke” was a weekly horse opera that visited our barely functional TV set during my formative years.

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