Murdo Girl…Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid..John Wayne


It’s early Monday morning at the Murdo Girl Campground Compound. The only sound is Lav’s Corgi named Coyote barking…and a few crickets.

Murdo Girl is sitting in an outside lounge chair reading the Murdo Coyote Newspaper.

The Murdo Coyote

The Murdo Coyote Newspaper would like to say that we strive to fairly and accurately report information pertaining to the Donkeys, the Elephants, the Coyotes, and the Lone Wolf Parties. Murdo has never seen the likes of parties such as the ones following the Coyote Convention where confusion reigned.

Although Murdo Girl seems to be a local favorite, the convention was like none have ever seen. In all fairness, the Donkey’s and the Elephant’s televised blow-outs were pretty lame. The Coyote slogan “Don’t write Murdo Girl off, Write her in”, was the theme of the convention. Tammy Lindquist took the stage first where she blasted Murdo Girl for being a lousy babysitter. Later, her two older sisters countered her accusations and the whole thing ended up to be one big love fest.

I’m Dean Lindquist, and I came to get my girls.

The C and the CC of the CCC (Coyote County Convention chair and co-chair), dropped all the balloons early. I’m talking two days early, which kind of messed up the flow of things. I guess that’s why they decided to skip Friday night and go straight to the Grand Finale. Lav made a so so speech. She was followed by Murdo Girl who announced Lav was her VP pick. No one could really tell us why they burned the M and had a snake dance, but the Queen did serve up some tasty burgers.

Well all’s well that ends well. They left the plastic on the Jerald Applebee floor, so there was no damage visible to the naked eye. The Coach hasn’t inspected it yet, and it ain’t over till the Coach stands up.

The Crowd, the Coach..This may not end well.  “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” Right Coach?

The before article was given the stamp of approval by Treason, from the Coyote Camp. The after article consists of an interview by Yram Sicnarf. (It was falsely reported that Yram was the interviewee. The Aggressive Informant was misinformed)

       Treason, Yram, and the Man on the Street

Yram: Hey there man on the street. I understand you were one of the delegates at the Coyote County Convention. Do you mind answering a few questions?

Man on the street: Well Howdy there Pilgram lady. Everyone in Murdo was a delegate. In fact, everyone in Murdo is a DD.

Yram: What exactly is a DD?

Man on the street: I reckon that would be a Double Delegate.

Yram: Well, Man on the Street, you have uncovered an interesting fact. Just who came up with an idea like that?

Man on the Street: Well, my gut tells me it was the law around here.

Yram: You mean Deputy Barney Fife?

Man on the Street: No mam, as you so rightly figured out, Barney is the Deputy. I’m Duke and I’m the Sheriff of these parts. I’m surprised that a bright yellow-haired young lady like you didn’t see the star on my hat. Ya see Pilgram Lady, there are 300 delegates in Murdo, if you don’t count the youngins. Each delegate gets 2 votes. Murdo Girl is sittin pretty with 300. Barney has to get the other 300 to stay in the race.

sad barney

Yram: Wait a minute Duke…Do you mean if something happens, say a delegate gets sick or is gone on vacation, Barney could be out of the race?

Duke: Not exactly cause they can vote absenteeism. If they decide they don’t have the true grit and sit this one out, Barney could lose. You see Pilgrim Lady… There will be three parties in the November election..the Donkeys, the Elephants and either the Coyotes or the Lone Wolves.

Yram: I gotta run Sheriff Duke, but first, I’m curious about one thing. How come I’ve never seen you Sheriffing around Murdo?

Duke: I was making a cowboy movie in Arizona. I’ll be riding off into the sunset again right after The Lone Wolfe Convention. I’m a little scared to go off and leave this little town, but like I always say, Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. 

Yram: Thanks for giving me an earful  Sheriff Duke. I’ll be seein you around. Oh, and Sheriff .. talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much.
Duke: Whoa, take’er easy there Pilgrim Lady, that’s my line.


Back at the Coyote Campground Compound, The Queen just pulled up in her recreational coach, and Jerry showed up after selling used pencils. Lav had the idea to write the campaign slogan on some used pencils she helped herself to when school let out. They’re supposed to say “Don’t write Murdo Girl Off, Write her in, but some of them are too short so they just say Don’t write her in, which is unfortunate.

The Queen: I wonder if they have 50 amp electrical hook-ups here……Jerry: I’m selling those pencils 1 for a dime and two for a quarter.

I’m A I and that’s Otis..We’re playing around with the idea of auditioning for the new John Wayne movie. It’s called West of the Divide. I think it has something to do with where the time changes just West of here. We already have good hats.

Old Highway 16..Murdo, SD

“Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of.”
John Wayne

11 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid..John Wayne

  1. scoper07 August 2, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Really funny Mur…Pilgrim Lady!! Shows your imagination never takes a vacation. Everybody of voting age relates to The Duke…sheriff. Good choice and a good laugh. Thank you.

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      • scoper07 August 2, 2016 / 7:26 pm

        Sheriff Duke always likes the ladies MG. he won’t double dip.

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  2. scoper07 August 2, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    C and CC thought Murdo was on Mountain Daylight time and we got confused which threw us off 2 days!! Sorry Murdo Girl.

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  3. sanjuan831 August 2, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Great title written by a great American. Glad he’s our sheriff. Another thing I heard him say after our convention- “It’s getting to be ri-goddam-diculous!”
    (I hope the Queen finds a good campsite.) Thanks for selling those pencils, Jerry. Very enterprising.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch August 2, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      I saw that quote have to be careful when you’re running for next Pres. No words stronger than stupid.

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  4. Mari Jackson August 2, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I hope the Queen finds a great campsite also. It is really hard work holding up that expensive crown, day after day. She is doing a wonderful job as is Murdo Girl.

    The C and CC of the CCC really appreciate the note we received from the Queen. We feel we gained new family members in Murdo Girl and the Queen, during our awesome times at the reunion. We love you both!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mary Francis McNinch August 2, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      I feel the same about you two. The week-end was special in many ways, but to renew a friendship with a classmate I haven’t seen in over 40 years and feel an immediate close friendship with his beautiful and wonderful wife, was truly an unexpected gift at an unexpected time. Love you both!

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    • sanjuan831 August 2, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked the Queen ‘s note. Friends are priceless.


  5. countrygirl57 August 2, 2016 / 8:49 pm


    Sent from my iPhone


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