Matt Hodel Tattoo: Mertzon, Texas

Mertzon, Texas 27

"The time to get the pie is when it's passed around."

I'm in Mertzon, Texas to pay my respects to a man heroes look up to. A rancher, cowboy, writer and a father, a grandfather, and a great grandfather. Monte had many hats. He wore bow ties and had a huge smile.

This small town has no shortage of heroes. I saw them at the services for Monte yesterday. I was told to see the old in the young and the young in the old.