Monday, July 14, 2014

Billy the Kid Checks Out

July 14, 2014
    Tonight is the night Billy took a bullet in the heart (in 1881), courtesy of his former friend, Pat Garrett. The sheriff of Lincoln County always maintained there were three shots fired that night, two by him and one by Billy. The other ear-witnesses, Pet Maxwell and deputies Tip McKinney and John Poe also agreed they heard three shots, but no evidence was ever found of a bullet in the walls of Pete's room.

   Recently, Mark Lee Gardner found a newspaper article that solves the mystery. Stay tuned.

   Meanwhile, as I was cleaning this weekend I found an old T-shirt design created by myself and my neighbor Judy Darbyshire. I never quite liked the figure of Billy but I always dug the lettering and the concept of the Kid being the "I" in Billy. Decided I would take one more crack at it and either ruin it or save it:

Daily Whipout: "Billy the Kid T-shirt Design"

   Also, found a couple more daily whipouts I thought I could save, or ruin, like this one:

Daily Whipout: "Mickey Free Rides Out of the Fire Zone"

   The extra-keen vision of the Apaches has often been remarked on. Once when a cavalry column was scouting the flats south of Naco they spotted a rider coming towards them at a run. Even with binoculars, the anglo officers could not make out if the rider was friend or foe, but one of the Apache scouts said, "Rides like Apache." Even at a great distance he could tell, by the style of riding, what kind of tribesman was on the back of that horse. Now THAT'S vision.

Daily Whipout: "Rides Like Apache"

"Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect."
—Steven Wright