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Offline Texas Ranger

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Cowboy Wisdom
« on: August 29, 2006, 01:35:43 PM »
An Old Cowboy's Advice
(Most of which is taken from Will Rodger)

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered..not yelled.
Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
Don't judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
Never squat with your spurs on.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God
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Offline Patty

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Re: Cowboy Wisdom
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 06:12:11 PM »
Those are certainly wise words to live by, Tex.  ;)
Women are Angels.
And when someone breaks our wings....
We simply continue to fly ........
on a broomstick.....
We are flexible like that.

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Re: Cowboy Wisdom
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 06:34:51 PM »
Dont ferget the one about always sitting in the middle in the pick up truck.
Just call me the midget doctor.
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Re: Cowboy Wisdom
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 06:51:49 PM »
What about the one about not sitting in the middle if your buddies ate alot of garlic last night for supper and have worked all day in the rain with sweaty rain gear? Now your all sitt'n there in the pickup on your way home and no dry gear.  ???  ::) :o
Move'n on.

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Re: Cowboy Wisdom
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 10:13:43 PM »
There's more,
Don't dig for water under the outhouse.
It's hard to hear with your mouth open.
Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.
A rut is just a grave with the ends kicked out.
Don't saddle something you know you can't ride.
The older you get, the smarter your elders get.
Just cause your head's pointed, don't mean you are sharp.

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Re: Cowboy Wisdom
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 10:38:14 PM »
Woodwalker, to turn one of yours around:

Do not get saddled with something you can't ride.
Frank Pender

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