Cowboy is doing the right thing; common wisdom born of
simple virtues and strong ideals.
Above all, it is a strict adherence to honesty even when
it is not in our best interests. It is having an
inherent sense of justice in a world where the cards are
often stacked against us.
to hold enough common sense to recognize the value of a
lost cause and the cost of lost values.
Generally speaking, we are quietly reserved in all
things except freedom, fresh air and Saturday night.
Constant to friends, we are more so when friends need
us, less so when they don't.
Familiar with hard work we also know hard knocks and
Often given to tears when lesser individuals would
display indifference; we are as well given to joy in a
few places others would only find disdain.
enjoy plain living, not because we relish doing without,
but because we have discovered the treasures within.
And, finally, we have that elusive emotion called
courage which is, at worst, a badly directed sense of
conceit and, at best, it is the stuff of which dreams
are made. . . .
by Judge Charly Gullett--1995