"If we didn't stop him, he'd give away all the money he has," Stacey Bonham said of her 11-year-old son, Baylor.
And that would be a significant amount, since Baylor deposited $106,000 in his bank account after showing his prize steer, Stripe.
The young member of First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Okla., is tithing on that money to his church.
Baylor, who weighs 80 pounds, was in the auction ring with Stripe, and when the amount hit $70,000, the audience rose in applause, frightening Stripe, who jerked and sent Baylor flying into the metal bar on the sale ring. But being the professional he is, Baylor jumped up and returned to center ring to complete the auction, which reached $100,000 before the auctioneer encouraged the $106,000 amount to commemorate 106 years of the National Western Stock Show. ...