Friday, July 11, 2008

More fun cowboy stuff

I'm still working on my picture book text set in the Old West and found some fun quotes at this website. First, insults:

-He was mad enough to swallow a horn-toad backwards.

- He's so mean he'd steal a fly from a blind spider.

- He was so mean, he'd fight a rattler and give him the first bite.

- He was mean enough to steal a coin off a dead man's eyes.

Now from the Cowboy's "Code":

  • Don't inquire into a person's past. Take the measure of a man for what he is today.

  • Never steal another man's horse. A horse thief pays with his life.

  • Defend yourself whenever necessary.

  • Look out for your own.

  • Remove your guns before sitting at the dining table.

  • Never order anything weaker than whiskey.

  • Don't make a threat without expecting dire consequences.

  • Never pass anyone on the trail without saying "Howdy".

Also, here's a website where you can generate your own cowboy nickname. Mine's Julie "Rides-again" Stiegemeyer.

1 comment:

  1. Where's the cowboy code that says don't steal another man's gal? Dad and Ollie inevitably have a dual at some point when they're together (which usually involves "shooting" bananas at each other) because, after all, Mom just can't decide between her hubby and her adorable grandson. :)