March 19, 2022
Sometimes I get tired of writing about all the jackasses in history and I find myself graviting towards the real thing. Chalk it up as a cleansing of the palette kind of thing.
One of my all time, favorite Old West sayings is: "He was grinnin' like a jackass eatin' prickly pear."
"Grinnin' Like A Jackass Eatin' Prickly Pear"
And a close second, all time favorite saying:
"He was noisier than a jackass makin' love in a tin shed."
—Old Jackass Saying
And speaking of jackasses who ran out of luck, here's one final run at the Dalton's coverage for the May issue.
"The Daltons Were Gobsmacked in Coffeyville."
All their well laid plans went up in flames.
"I want one of those."
—Overheard on a steep trail where a pack mule got bumped and slipped off the narrow and rocky path, slid toward a precipitous cliff, but reached out with his hooves and stopped himself, then methodically inched his way back up away from the abyss until he regained the trail, shook himself off and continued on as if nothing had happened.