Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Heading

There is no new thing under the sun. - Ecclesiastes, I.9

Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us. - Ecclesiastes, I.10

And so I found out when I thought about changing the name of this blog to depersonalize it. I was going to use the following:

But, I thought I'd better check to see if it had been used, and it had. I already knew it, as this is a real common title of a popular western song sung by our third grade class in elementary school in the '30's. I think most of the hillbilly singers have recorded a version of it at one time or another. The named blog is very nice, though, and can be checked out here: A lot of good info on gun-handling and shooting, mostly for women, but men can take advantage of it.

So I moved on to this:

And was going to use it, but it was just too dark, and someone else has probably already used it somewhere. I might add it to the heading if I can figure out how to super-impose it. What the heck is he doin' out there in the middle of the night? I hope he don't get any on his boots.

That left only this:

Spurs! Actually, fake spurs that couldn't be worn even if a person tried. Besides,there is already a blog with Spurs in the name, so that's out. (See

I could use all three and call it something like "The Cowboy and Spurs at Home on the Range." Don't like it, too long, and besides, I ain't no dern cowpoke, even though I have ridden a horse a couple of times or two. I know what "gee" and "haw" is or was. Do they still use those terms?

Guess we'll have to wait and see if there will be a name change.


  1. Gee is half a horse and haw is a sort of berry - don't know if those are the only meanings.

  2. Funny, before I read your post I wanted to tell you I'm currently reading a novel called CURLY, about a bunch of cowboys in Arizona...

    I kind of like Robbers Roost.

  3. Thanks, Patsy. I learned Gee as "go left" and Haw as "go right" in telling the horse which way to go.

    Ron, Curly was my nickname growing up and some relatives still call me that. I guess the book isn't about Curly Bill, but sounds interesting.
    I like Robbers' Roost, too, or Rustlers' Roost.

  4. Old guy rambling: Maybe.I think I'll leave it as is for now.

  5. I've often wondered about the name Curly. If ever you decide on a change, maybe you could choose something that would remove any confusion.