Murdo Girl…A day in Tombstone

Tombstone is a fun place to visit if you have an interest in the old wild west, which we do. One of our favorite movies is Tombstone. There have been many movies about the town of Tombstone over the years. Another one you might remember is Wyatt Earp. Both movies tell the story of the fight at the OK Corral.

On October 26, 1881, a brief but deadly shootout between the Earp brothers and the “cowboys” at OK Corral resulted in three dead and three wounded. It has since become one of the most famous gunfights of the American Wild West. There were approximately 25 shots fired and the fight lasted about 30 seconds.

My favorite character in the movie Tombstone is Doc Holliday. In the movie and in real life he was a charismatic, rather lackadaisical guy, with a dry sense of humor and his own slang. I read an old newspaper report that the real Doc Holliday used the words “Huckleberry,” and “You’re a daisy if you do,” or “Your not a daisy, you’re a fighter.”

Basically “I’m your huckleberry” means “Name the place, and I’ll go with you,” “Name the job and I can do it,” “I’ll oblige you,” or “I’m your man.”

Other quotes from the movie are below. If you haven’t already seen the movie, you’ll have to watch it for the context of the lingo.

“In Vino Veritas.” (Under the influence of alcohol, a person tells the truth.)jhn

“Why Johnny Ringo, You Look Like Somebody Just Walked Over Your Grave.” .

“I’ve Not Yet Begun To Defile Myself.”

“Johnny I Apologize, I Forgot You Were There.”

“There’s No Normal Life There’s Just Life.

“My Hypocrisy Goes Only So Far.”

As it turned out, we had to stick pretty close to home today as Sammie, one of the cockers, had diarrhea, and Dollie the cat, was throwing up. We think it’s because even though we have a water filter, they aren’t used to drinking water from so many different sources. We bought some bottled water, and they seem to be doing better tonight.

We did manage to take a stagecoach tour around town with a driver who was an excellent storyteller. In the second picture, you will see the stairs they rolled up to the stagecoach for us to use to get in. I told the cowboy that they didn’t have anything like that back in the day. He quickly told me they didn’t get sued then, either.

We’re grateful that we have another full day to spend here. Kip wants to see the silver mine and we both want to go to Boot Hill. Since we have been trying to stay as safe as possible, we are spending most of our time participating in outside activities. We’re grateful that with the exception of one day, the weather has been great!

I took my mask off for the picture with Doc and to eat the fabulous breakfast at Moe’s. We sat at the round table. Kip got a cinnamon roll to go and I forgot to take a picture of it. He said it was wonderful…

2 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…A day in Tombstone

  1. Bobby from MI December 8, 2020 / 9:03 am

    Be careful Cuz. With Tombstone you’re jumping to a new and very interesting plateau. I love it.


    • Mary Francis McNinch December 8, 2020 / 9:10 pm

      We were fascinated the whole time. Cousin Bobby, but we just can’t drink another sasaperila.


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