Sunday, June 08, 2008

Especially Outlaws

Did you know that Frank James, brother to and partner in crime with Jesse, lived into his 70s, at which point he was giving tours of the old family farm for two bits a pop? Theresa thinks that that part of his life - his old age - would make a good movie. Consider this "post" a "de facto" copyright! In his younger days, when he gave himself up, he remarked to those present, "I have been hunted for twenty-one years, have literally lived in the saddle, have never known a day of perfect peace. It was one long, anxious, inexorable, eternal vigil." People had such nice ways of putting things back then! Even outlaws! Especially outlaws! All my scholarly research on this matter was done through the auspices of "wikipedia," so you know it must be true.