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Cowboy Style New Year’s Resolutions

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Years ago, as a cub reporter, I was interviewing an old-timer about New Year’s resolutions and asked if he made them. To which he replied, “Nope, but I do recite my Maker’s commandments every New Year’s Day.”  

He then produced a tally book with the following written in the note section.  

 1. Just one God 

 2. Honor yer Ma and Pa 

 3. No telling tales or gossipin’ 

 4. Git yourself to Sunday meeting 

 5. Put nothin’ before God 

 6. No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal 

 7. No killin’ 

 8. Watch yer mouth 

 9. Don’t take what ain’t yers 

10. Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff 

Tough resolutions to keep, but certainly worth repeating daily and especially every Jan. 1. 

May we live up to God’s commandments and find peace, prosperity, health and happiness in the new year of 2022! 

And here’s a few more resolutions from the Dec. 17, 1917 issue of the Saratoga Sun. 

Take Time to Live Right 

The season for good resolutions is approaching. Thousands are resolving to begin the New Year by commencing some effort at self-improvement. 

Most people suffer from poor health because they say, “they haven’t time to take care of themselves.” The business man knows he needs exercise, but denies himself because he hasn’t time.  

Most people run their lives in such a slipshod fashion that they haven’t time to eat properly, to think properly and to rest properly. And the result is that they die ahead of time because they haven’t had time to live properly. 

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