And a Thirty Aught Six

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The origin of this blog's title...

...comes from Jeff Cooper's commentaries. His son-in-law is the one who coined the phrase:

When our daughter Lindy married Joe Wisdom he brought to the alliance among other things six hundred dollars in hard cash and an old sporterized 1903 rifle. A phrase slipped out of the woodwork and into my ear that might fit into a Country Western-type ballad. To wit:
"Ain't many troubles that a man cain't fix with six hundred dollars and a 30-06."
Since the saying needs another syllable in order to make it bounce properly, I raised the six to seven and thought we might use it to start off something that Johnnie Cash might sing..

His daughter also added a poem based around the line.


  • i knew i was on to something! welcome aboard. vmijpp

    By Blogger vmijpp, at 8:24 PM  

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