Friday, March 27, 2009

The Wild West

Greetings from Wildorado.
My husband, Kevin -- he's a reporter for the Globe-News, too -- and I are holed up in our home in Wildorado, 20 miles west of Amarillo. The closure of Interstate 40 prevented us from getting in to work today.
In a storm like this, we're reminded of a quote. And we're trying to figure out where it came from and who to cite, but here goes:

"There's nothing between Amarillo and the North
Pole except a barbed wire fence."

We found a reference online to a 1943 book called "I Give You Texas! 500 Jokes of the Lone Star State" by Boyce House.
The reference continues the punch line by saying that if it's especially cold down around Austin, people are sure to comment:

"Somebody musta tore down Amarillo's fence."


cindy said...

I wondered about ya'll. Hope you and Chubby are warm and comfy.

hull_mom said...

Love the pictures. The fence is really down the wind is blowing really hard here in Big D.