From a Self- Respecting Cattleman

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Dear El Gorto,
 
What kind of self-respecting cattleman goes around eating ham salad sandwiches?
 
— Pie In The Sky

Dear Pie,
 
Interestingly, I remember answering this very question years ago back in my merchant marine days. A young lieutenant with the 362nd Quartermaster Truck Company got in a squabble with some deckhands about eating ham salad. And this lieutenant basically inferred that no self-respecting cattleman goes around eating ham salad sandwiches. 

I gave him the same answer that I’m telling you now: Ham salad sandwiches on the open range go bad quickly, and that problem usually sorts itself out in a matter of days, if not hours. 
 
The young officer, Louis Dearborn L’Amour, took my advice to heart and ended up writing 89 published novels. 


El Gorto