Friday, January 03, 2020

The Unnecessary Talker: Ten Cents A Slip of The Lip

January 3, 2020
   If there is one thing that stands out in my early schooling it's the fact that I was constantly reprimanded for "talking too much." In point of fact, in sixth grade I ran up an accumulative $11 fine for talking out of turn and this was at 10 cents a slip of the lip.

   Perhaps that's why I love this petty El Paso criminal so much:

John Murphy: "Unnecessary" Talker

   According to my researcher friend, Sam Dolan, John Murphy, above, went to the pen for larceny in 1903. He was repeatedly disciplined for unnecessary talking and loafing. His official file states, "This man does a great deal of unnecessary talking."

   Okay, I can totally identify with this, plus I dig his hat.

   When I'm not talking too much, I am painting.

Daily Whip Out: "Long Mesa High Sky"

   Here are a couple catch ups:

Daily Whip Out:
"On The Border With Joaquin"

Daily Whip Out:"Red Lake Rider"

"It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet."
—Ernest Hemingway

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