Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Remembering Will Rogers...!

Sometimes we should take a little time to remember some of the truly humorous folks from our past!

Not only was Will Rogers funny, but he was a very talented man. If you read some of his quotes, you'll find that he considered the government fair game for his many barbs and snide comments! A man after our own hearts, that's for sure!

Will Rogers 1879-1935



Born William Peen Adair Rogers, a Cherokee-Cowboy, “Will” became best known as an actor, a Vaudvillian, a philanthropist, a social commentator, a comedian, and a presidential candidate. Known as Okalahoma’s favorite son, Rogers was born to a well respected Native American Territory family and learned to ride horses and use a lasso/lariat so well that he was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for throwing three ropes at once—one around the neck of a horse, another around the rider, and a third around all four legs of the horse. He ultimately traveled around the world several times, made 71 films (50 silent and 21 “talkies”), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. He died in a plane crash in 1935.

I'm just guessing here, but I suspect that if he were alive, ol' Will would have a ball with everything going on today in the world of politics! What do ya think?

Let's have our coffee inside this morning. I have some Chocolate Fudge Pie that I'll share!

14 comments:

JMD said...

I have a few Will Rogers quotes in my head and think they are timeless.

Here is a very good one.

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? "

Love chocolate fudge pie...sounds perfect.

Momlady said...

I bet he would tear the current government to pieces.

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

In this totally pc world, few would ever hear of him I bet! That's too bad because we NEED people like him again.
OMG - chocolate fudge pie??? Will be there in a second!

linda m said...

We sure do need a person like Will Rogers about now. coffee inside with chocolate fudge pie sounds good. It is minus 7 degrees here.

JO said...

I do remember his name and I may have seen some old rerun as a child but that was way before my time. I should look him up.

I have never heard of a chocolate fudge pie so I guess I better have some sounds to good to pass up.

Dizzy-Dick said...

He was one of most favorite people from the past. Had a very quick mind and could come up with some great and true comments, for sure.

edifice rex said...

I would really, really LOVE to hear what he would have to say about our government today. haha! It would be great.

HermitJim said...

Hey JMD...
I think most of his quotes could be well suited to the world today! They are most definitely memorable!

Thanks for coming over today!


Hey Momlady...
I'm thinking you are certainly right about that!

Thanks for dropping by today!


Hey Phyllis...
Guess that we "more seasoned" in the bunch at least had a chance to hear some of his stuff...and know who he was!

Somethings never go out of style!

Thanks so much for coming over today!


Hey Linda...
Seems like it's getting colder there! You better keep those feet warm!

Plenty of room inside for pie and coffee!

Thanks for the visit today!


Hey Jo...
If you haven't had some chocolate fudge pie you are in for a treat!

Do a little research on Will Rogers and I think you'll like him! Funny man!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!


Hey Dizzy...
He could throw out some zingers, that's for sure!

Thanks, buddy, for coming over this morning!


Hey Anne...
It would be a hoot, without a doubt!

Many thanks for taking the time to visit!

ladyhawthorne said...

Seems I read that he was a descendant of Sam Houston's Cherokee wife, but I don't think Houston was his g?father.

Bob Mc said...

If he were around today he would make our present government leaders run for cover!

chinasyndrome said...

Jim,you are so right he was funny yet there was always logic. We could use a Will Rogers today! Good one Bro!

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Craig Cavanaugh said...

I rode through his old stompin' grounds last summer. Oklahomans love Will Rogers!

BBC said...

He was funny, but funny doesn't fix things.

HermitJim said...

Hey Lady Hawthorne...
Just another one of history's many mysteries!

Tanks for the visit today!


Hey Bob...
He might have got their attention, at least!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey China...
Sure wouldn't hurt to have another like him! We need it!

Thanks for dropping by, my friend!


Hey Craig...
Bet that was an interesting trip. Love all the history you can find out on the road!

Thanks, buddy, for the visit today!


Hey BBC...
Sometimes funny can be enough!

Thanks for coming over today!