What did you do in the lockdown, Daddy?
Lockdown is ending, here in France where I live – or at least being relaxed.
I have been using my confinement time profitably, I am sure you will agree, by reading and writing about Westerns, watching them and generally pondering the noble genre. What more fruitful use of time could there be?
(Don’t answer that).
Some of the posts planned will deal with stagecoaches, gamblers, railroads, range wars and wagon trains – all key aspects of the Western, I reckon.
It will be my small contribution to the greatest (without doubt) of the movie genres and, I hope, a useful little guide to Western lovers everywhere.
You can find these articles too, also listed alphabetically, in a new addition to the sidebar, under aaf DICTIONARY OF THE WESTERN.
Dictionary of the Western
More entries will be added gradually
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What an excellent idea. I look forward to more entries.
To paraphrase George Clooney, what else !?
Now I know where to find some if your previous posts
If I may suggest a few topics, caravans-pioneers, railroad, pony express, stagecoach…
Your blog is definitely essential to face the difficulties of life…
I have seen other blogs that deal with westerns, but this is the only one I know of that combines fact and fiction. Great job!
Fine writing, amazing work.
It's a labor of love…
Jeff, I have seen that my first draft of suggestions was more or less matching your plans after having read more carefully your introduction… Since you have a full plate waiting for you, I am not in hurry to find more at the moment. Take your time! JM
Gracious of you. I'll bash on, bit by bit. Next up, preachers!
great plan, Jeff!!
suggestions: barbers, drugstore keepers, saloon keepers,…
it's endless… -;)
I like th idea of saloon owners, barmen (and sometimes women) and saloon gals. I'll get to work…
Your essays are informative and entertaining. Thanks. It makes watching the old movies more fun.
I’d like to see articles about saloon singers and musicians, weapons and other technology from the wrong time period, wanted posters (were they ever really like that?) and why the heck would anyone build a jail cell with a permanently open window!? ;and if they did, why do the girlfriends sneak a gun in hidden in a plate of food instead of just passing it through the window?