What happens when the King of the Cowboys and the Queen of the West fall in love and marry? Their lives become the makings for this Valentine’s Day blog post, of course! Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were America’s very own Western royalty.
In the 1870s, there weren’t exactly a slew of career opportunities for “respectable” women. These women weren’t familiar with the term “glass ceiling,” but they knew a thing or two about dirt floors!
It’s Super Bowl time! Okay, I’ll fess up and admit that I don’t really give a rip about the game itself, but I loves me some o’ that finger lickin’ football food! This has led me to consider how I could tie together the Super Bowl game this weekend, and my love of munchies while …
With cold, flu and general “crud” season upon us, it seems appropriate for this installment of “Western Lingo” to investigate a few “health related” phrases. You’ll be surprised to discover that they may not be nearly as “Western” in their origin as you once believed!
As I was sitting down to do some research for a future edition of a “Western Lingo” blog post, I noticed something strange. I had a list of colorful phrases and virtually every phrase on my list seemed to lead me straight to Gabby Hayes. Yes, you heard me correctly. . .GABBY HAYES! By the …
A cowboy without a horse is, well. . . simply a bow-legged pedestrian carrying a saddle. Thank goodness that Roy Rogers had Trigger! But don’t think for one minute that Trigger was just a large hooved movie prop or just some Western extra. Trigger was a star, in his own right! In 1938, Roy Rogers …
The Gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary. And as with so many other legends, the lines between fact and fiction are blurrier than my vision without corrective lenses!
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about yodeling that never fails to make me smile. Maybe it’s because I like listening to people intentionally making their voices crack. (Hey, I can make my voice crack without even trying; I call it, “singing”.)
As a kid growing up, I was pretty sure that being “an adult” meant getting to eat candy whenever I wanted to and staying up late on weeknights. I had visions of eating chocolate cake for breakfast and washing it down with grape Kool-Aid,
Long before food trucks were dishing up Indian food, Korean barbecue and fish tacos to hungry urban dwellers, the humble chuck wagon was serving up nourishment to cowboys in the Old West.