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It's the Pitts: No one died today

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:03

He is an Indian doctor – Indian as in the country, not as in Cherokee, Crow or Choctaw. Although he’d much prefer that you call him an “American doctor” because he was born in this country and has never owed his allegiance to anywhere else on earth but the good old U.S. He’d be the first to tell you there’s no better place.

 

It's the Pitts: Housebroke horses

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:37

The latest ploy of the animal rightists is to get people to think of horses as pets rather than livestock. The Animal Welfare Council wants teachers to incorporate into their lesson plans the question, “Is a horse more like a dog or a cow?”

 

It's the Pitts: Trick questions

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Friday, 20 June 2014 13:22

On the front page of our local weekly newspaper, there was a photo of a cute little 4-H girl showing what was obviously a goat at a livestock show. The caption under the photo read, “Here is so and so and her sheep.”

 

It's the Pitts: Tall, dark and handsome

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:26

I can tell how old you are just by the horses you know. For example, you are well beyond your expiration date if you know that Rex Allen’s horse was Koko, Hoot Gibson’s was Goldie, Tex Ritter’s was White Flash, William S. Hart’s horse was a pinto named Fritz, and that Tom Mix loved Tony.

 

It's the Pitts: High-water marks

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Monday, 21 April 2014 09:04

A cowboy friend of mine went into an antique store the other day, and the owner tried to buy the hat right off his head because they “fly off the shelf” when offered for sale.

 

A friendly test

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Written by Lee Pitts   
Monday, 24 March 2014 12:21

The word “friend” just might be the most overused word in the English language. The word has been diluted like watered wine, a bar drink and the American dollar.

 
 


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