Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Cowboy Walk of Fame

Have you ever been to Hollywood? There are stars in the pavement, commemorating the stars from films of years gone by. I think the star committee eventually expanded the criteria to include TV and music stars.

If you visit the Fort Worth Stockyards, you can see stars commemorating famous cowboys. I loved this one: Erastus Deaf Smith". I think it's safe to say he was famous many years ago. If he were alive today, it would be completely politically incorrect to recognize the fact that he was hearing-challenged, especially as part of his name!

And happy new year to you.

1 comment:

Becky McCray said...

If I remember correctly from Texas History class, Deaf Smith was a fighter in the Texas war for independence and was present at Santa Anna's surrender. There is still a county in the Texas panhandle named Deaf Smith County.

Happy new year to you, too, Paul!