Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You want more??? Okay... Here's more.

Some of you said give us more... and give us book titles. Guess it's interesting to a lot of folks, the old west... "Jim Miller: The Untold Story of a Texas Badman" by Bill C. James; "Shogun For Hire: The Story of 'Deacon' Jim Miller. Killer Of Pat Garrett" By Glenn Shirley; "The Early History Of Ada" by J. Hugh Biles; "Four Men Hanging: The End of the Old West" by Welborn Hope.

You can also google hanging in Ada OK.

After I get past this flu that is going around I relate more of the stories about this time in history and I hope you will enjoy them.

I'm going back to bed now.

17 comments:

Debbie Jean said...

Feel better my friend. David had that and it was very hard on him. Drink lots and rest!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

darsden said...

Oh, Helen, I hate to heard you got that crap! Get you plenty of rest woman, so you can come back and entertain Us..LOL Thanks for the book listings...between you and jojo man..we are hearing all kinds of new tails from the old west :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Ditto what Dar said!!
Feel better soon!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

FEEL BETTER !!!!!!!! NOW!

Caution Flag said...

You have to get beyond that flu. You have to. We miss you too much!

Staci said...

Feel better soon! I'm needing some more stories!

And, when you do feel better, come on over to my blog, I'm having a giveaway! Everybody's welcome!

Lonicera said...

Loved your Uncle Jesse story. What a poweful image, his wife going into a burning building to save her children and getting badly burned in the process...
Come back and blog - much better for your flu than daytime television!
Caroline

Mary Ellen said...

Rest up, and get better soon. We can't wait to hear more stories!

K. T. Sparks said...

Rest up Helen, That is going around here in Okie Land! Everyone has had it in the past 2 weeks, it is no fun!

jojo said...

Oh sweetie, I hope you feel better soon. I'm a little far away but e-mail me if you need to 'talk' or if there is anything I can do. love ya Helen...;D

Terry said...

Get well super fast please .
Thank you for posting all the book titles.Can't wait to start reading more about my Okie heritage again.
Blessings to you.

Nola said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts re my Molly, my darling friend. Please rest lots so you can feel better soon!

GingerJar said...

Hope you get to feeling better. Flu isn't any fun!

I need to write down stories my grandma and grandpa told me before they are lost in the cobwebs of my mind.

My Grandpa loved to tell about the Roaring 20's....especially the night he hitched a ride on the running board of a car....you know moon-shine can make you do some wild and crazy things. He told the driver or passenger he was "Pretty Boy Floyd" (a famous hoodlum of the times), which he wasn't, but he had the snapping blue eyes and coal black hair...Well they might not have been so impressed, as they tossed him off the running board, while the car was still going down the road. LOL. He wasn't hurt...and his bottle survived.

hetty said...

Feel better soon Helen! I love your stories. Right now I am reading "The Innoent Man" By John Grisham. I got it from the library a couple of days ago. It's a true story about a man, sentenced to death row in an Ada homicide case. I can't put it down!

Tatersmama said...

Rest up, take care of yourself and stop feeling like an Old Gal.
That's what did it you know... You're feeling like warmed over doo-doo and it just popped out in the comment you made.

{{{big healthy hugs}}}

Tipper said...

I enjoyed the post-and will look forward to hearing more about the history of that time. I hope you feel better soon!!

jbops said...

a painting I made Hard to find any thing damning on Bobbit, though a doucumentary points to his shady past.

Also on Jesse West, there appear many reasonable grudges he would have had to see Bobbit killed.

I also read the West said he would have kiled Bobbit himself, except that he never had the chance.

This feels like a Shoot out at OK corral type historical event. The law in 2009 holds many of the same qualities as it did in 1909,1921...ect in Oklahoma.

Thank you for writing this. james