A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. John Wayne Two qualities distinguish genuine cowboys from urban or I-wish-I-were cowboys—and neither can be faked. The first are the skills necessary to perform the job. Everything a cowboy does is on public display, from putting spurs on his boots, putting chaps on his legs, or putting a saddle on a horse. To say nothing of actually riding a horse, throwing a rope, penning cattle, or the other myriad tasks working cowboys complete day in and day out.
Thank you, Misty. I completely agree.
Thank you so much, Matt. I was looking for a way to work in the Wayne quote. Among his many quotable lines delivered in his movie, this is a favorite. I thought closing with The Shootist quote might be a nice touch since I opened with a Wayne statement from Pilar Wayne's biography. I'm glad you enjoyed the piece.
That is very kind of you, Misty. I appreciate it.
John Wayne's quote at the end for the finish, and an opportunity for fresh appreciation of a line that was actually more than just tough talk. Nicely constructed, Derrick, I enjoyed reading the whole thing.
Thanks Derrick, really appreciate a good read! If only more people lived by the high standards of those cowboys the world be a much better place! 👍 🤠