Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Will Rogers - Amercian Legend

Thanks to all who've left comments
on my two posts.
You are too kind.
I'll proberly take a while "to get up
to Speed" to leave some interesting
posts so stay with me.
I received the following from a
friend, but before I include what he
sent me I'll give you a little bit of
info about Will Rogers. A lot of the
bloggers out there may of heard of
Will Rogers, but he died in 1935
and therefore alot of the younger folk proberly don't know
of him.

Will Rogers was first an Indian, a cowboy then a national

He now is a legend.

Born in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation
near what later would become Oologah, Oklahoma,
Will Rogers was taught by a freed slave how to
use a lasso as a tool to work Texas Longhorn cattle on
the family ranch.

Quickly, his wise cracks and folksy observations became
more prized by audiences than his expert roping. He
became recognized as being a very informed and smart
philosopher--telling the truth in very simple words so
that everyone could understand.

At home, either on his ranch in Oklahoma or California,
he always enjoyed riding horseback, roping steers or
playing polo. He would scratch his head, grin and quip that
he figured there was something wrong with anybody that
didn't like a horse.

While a fast horse thrilled Will Rogers, he also loved flying.
It was on a flight to Alaska in 1935 with a daring one-eyed
Oklahoma pilot named Wiley Post that their plane crashed
and both men lost their lives.

Now for what I received which is the reason for this post.

Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in
1935, was probably the greatest political sage
has ever known.

Enjoy the following quotes:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...
neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
it and put it back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn
by reading.

The few who learn by observation. The rest of them
have to pee on the electric fence and find out for

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot
of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back
every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n
puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so
good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter
came along and shot him.

The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop
lyin' about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth
waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.
I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go
back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything
either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without
getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about
aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how
splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is

Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground
with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf .

and finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you
won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.


Peter said...

G'day, there is some homespun wisdom in there Ol' Will was quite a character.
You need to learn the joys of editing your posts now to get the lines the way they should be, basically if you go to edit post and compare the first line that has shown up too long, (in this case Line 1) then go to preview you will probably find the line ends with either in or 1935, you need to alter the line in "compose mode" to do the same then close the gap between the lines, unless it's the start of a new sentence.
Make all the lines that length in compose mode with gaps only at the beginning of new sentences.
I'm guessing you have cut and pasted the bottom section??? that's fine but it will need more editing than if you type directly into the post window.
See how you go with all that anyway, and tell me about Suz_e_que6????

Raggedy said...

Good post!
Great list!
A few words are missing but I figured it out. #7,#11,#12 then second, third, fourth, fifth,sixth,seventh,and tenth.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Merle said...

Hi Warren ~~ Another good post, and it
does get easier, so hang in there.
We are all a friendly lot and not too
quick to criticise. Will Rogers was
a great guy and had some good quotes.
Stories about aging is pretty popular
as quite a few of us are seniors, and see ourselves in those post.
Good luck Warren, Regards, Merle.

Jim said...

Hi Warren. Congratulations on your new hobby.
It seems you are off to a good start. It helps the learning curve to have a blogger friend or two.
I will keep on checking you for a while. Hang on!

Hale McKay said...

You can never go wrong featuring Will Rogers in a post. Good job.
...That's it - it's a done deal. You're going up on my Blogroll.

kenju said...

When I was a child, although Will was already dead, nearly everyone referred to him or his quotes a lot. He was quite the sage.