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Quote of the Week
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
-- African Proverb
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We have enough youth,
how about a fountain of Smart?
This Week in History
July 19,1879 : Doc Holliday kills for the first time
Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon.
Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his life, and it has only been verified that he killed two men. Still, the smartly dressed ex-dentist from Atlanta had a remarkably fearless attitude toward death and danger, perhaps because he was slowly dying from tuberculosis.
In 1879, Holliday settled in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he opened a saloon with a partner. Holliday spent his evenings gambling in the saloon and he seemed determined to stress his health condition by heavy drinking. A notorious cad, Holliday also enjoyed the company of the dance hall girls that the partners hired to entertain the customers--which sometimes sparked trouble.
On this day in 1879, a former army scout named Mike Gordon tried to persuade one of Holliday's saloon girls to quit her job and run away with him. When she refused, Gordon became infuriated. He went out to the street and began to fire bullets randomly into the saloon. He didn't have a chance to do much damage--after the second shot, Holliday calmly stepped out of the saloon and dropped Gordon with a single bullet. Gordon died the next day.
The following year, Holliday abandoned the saloon business and joined his old friend Wyatt Earp in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would kill his second victim, during the famous "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" in October 1881. During the subsequent six years, Holliday assisted at several other killings and wounded a number of men in gun battles. His hard drinking and tuberculosis eventually caught up with him, and he retired to a Colorado health resort where he died in 1887. Struck by the irony of such a peaceful end to a violent life, his last words reportedly were "This is funny."
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Inspiration of the Week Check out The Dash Movie, it will inspire you anytime
By Dawn Stumm
Frost's Erastus Sally
was a short mare standing only 16 hands, so as a Clydesdale show horse she
didn't have a future in the show ring. Nonetheless, Sally distinguished herself
from other Clydesdales in a unique way. She became the only show jumping
Clydesdale in the Midwest, if not the United States of America.
We started training in October of 1994 and by February we were at our first show. "How exciting this is," the look on Sally's face seemed to say. The thought of a beer horse actually jumping a fence amused the audience, but laughter gave way to stunned silence as Sally completed the Jumper course without dropping a rail and doing the timed jump-off at the fastest speed. May 1995 found us successfully showing Sally in the Jumper ring where she continued winning championships and blue ribbons throughout the show season. Sally enjoyed the crowds and loved to jump, the bigger the better.