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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons
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Saturday, December 8, 2018:  Mark and Paula headed to a small town in Oklahoma.  What for?
They wanted to see the ranch where Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond does her cooking shows on the Food Network.
The pantry is a huge walk-in room with library ladder.  Ree cooks for a lot of people. 
No star on this Christmas tree.  A cowboy hat instead.  Note the sign on the fireplace!
Cowboy Bill was the tour guide that day showing off a life he knows best.
The Drummond family, as seen in this canvas print.

The ranch is about 15 miles out in the country.  But, Ree's Merc (Mercantile) is in downtown Pawhuska.
The huge renovation project was detailed on her television program. 
There is a bakery on site with Ree's favorite recipes faithfully reproduced.
Mark, Ree Drummond and Paula at a book signing.  One more cookbook for Chef Paula's cupboard.
Dee's husband Ladd (on the right) is seen here conversing with a local cattleman.  Note the toothpick in his mouth.
This is real down-home Oklahoma living.
The Mercantile restaurant serves steak to cattlemen and visitors alike.  What else would they want?

Quote of the day:     Gosh, I could have been a rancher.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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