It's hard to put into words how much Erasmo Alarcon Sr. meant to me. I inherited his passion for ranching, land, and cattle. Working cattle and December morning's was my fondest times with Erasmo. It makes me happy to think about the countless hours spent with just him and I. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for this great man. Erasmo was my mentor, guardian, and best friend. Our friendship was a knot, and he was my rope.