Joyce A. Aros
Olds/ I think what you are....
Wed Dec 07, 2022 16:24

...trying to say so that I can understand it , is 'Crap, Joyce! Give it up! It can't be done.'

Well, I read you over several times to see if I could understand but decided that was what I got out of it after all. But something registered because I tend to disagree with you somewhat...whatever that means!

I realize the myth of the Earp popularity is what it is to the general public. They love the movie! And also the TV. series, of course. I, too, know that it is written in cement. However, I am interested in discussing and examining the subject with folks who, like me, are still questioning the decisions made 140 years ago. I find it hard to believe justice was done and I still wish to analyze what we have. There is much we don't have anymore so we can't be guessing; but I do think the game was rigged and we can sort it out relying on the existing testimonies and records available.

As you say, there are not many left who find the subject challenging but I do enjoy exchanging viewpoints with the few who still care about it. I think answers of merit can be found. Maybe not, but one has to have some stimulation in life. I paint and write and read as TV and movies have become disgusting in today's world. I guess I really belong in the past somewhere. I liked it there.

  • Joyce, I suspectolds, Wed Dec 07 2022 14:12
    that you may be confusing concepts. What you call "the Tombstone Story," the, so to say, crown jewel of which is the so-called gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is indeed mythic. That is, it has over time... more
    • Olds/ I think what you are.... — Joyce A. Aros, Wed Dec 07 2022 16:24
      • Joyce, I'm sorryolds, Thu Dec 08 2022 6:25
        that you have difficulty understanding me, but then, as Andre Gide once wrote, "Please, do not understand me too quickly." Maybe you just need more time to mull. The thrust of what was I trying to say,... more
        • Olds/ mulling continuously...Joyce A. Aros, Fri Dec 09 2022 6:11
          ...You said something that I think made some sense to me. The difference between factual inaccuracies and myths. If I understand correctly, this is a comparison I need to grasp. But I think one blends... more
          • Unfortunately, if we areolds, Fri Dec 09 2022 10:37
            going to be precise and accurate in the way we use the language, to sufficiently answer your questions requires opening the pandora's box (which is itself a myth) of definitions. What, for instance, are... more
            • Smoke & Mirrors!....Joyce A. Aros, Fri Dec 09 2022 12:00
              ...As you probably knew it would, I got bogged down heavily until I got to "Perhaps..." And that is where I am. Trying to establish how and why these inaccuracies developed in the first place!... more
              • There is a whole otherolds, Fri Dec 09 2022 12:46
                if no less abstract discussion to be had about the difference between Fact and Truth, but I will spare us both the "boggy" agony of going there.
                • the "boggy" agony of going there...Dan Brown, Tue Dec 13 2022 16:18
                  I have to admit you have a way with words. A good way, actually.
                  • He certainly doesButch Badon, Thu Jan 05 11:54
                    And I hang onto every word of his writings. Butch
                  • Half the time, Dan,olds, Wed Dec 14 2022 5:41
                    I suspect that it's the words that are having their way with me, but I learned long ago not to fight their flow when they're flowing. Swimming against their tide gets you nowhere fast. It's a dance. They... more
                    • Remember what they saidDan Brown, Mon Dec 19 2022 22:35
                      About Ginger Rogers: she did everything Fred did and she did it backwards. You're all right on those tricky parts. Just keep the toes tapping.
        • Wow!!! You made my day!....Joyce A. Aros, Thu Dec 08 2022 7:47
          ...Thank you for your understanding and encouragement. I feel much better and more likely to accomplish some form of....accomplishment? You are very kind in that you shrank the whole thing down to... more
          • Re: Wow!!! You made my day!....Dan Brown, Tue Dec 13 2022 16:22
            Whilst we may disagree to agree, I harbor great admiration for your continuing spirited defense of those cowboys.
            • Dan, I am happy to know...Joyce A. Aros, Wed Dec 14 2022 5:48
              ...that you are enjoying these exchanges so much. Disagreement with patience is how we learn. Somebody has to defend those guys so I guess I will soldier on. Stick around; there are some interesting questions... more