I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was fantastic! I levelled up another year in life (and up several in Fortnite) on Saturday and my better half, P.R., made my day amazing. You know it's going to be a good day when you get woken up with a chocolate cake!
Things are finally starting to quiet down for me a bit family-wise, but gearing up again for me work-wise. I have a few videos I need to make for promotions, I'm writing part five in the Into the West Saga Serial and I want to have a cover reveal soon. If you follow my social media, you know that someone important will die in part five. I am going to do my best to keep it a secret until the book is out. Everyone if free to make their guesses, but I will not confirm anything.
I haven't done a contest in a while, mostly because I do not want to go to the post office to mail the prize. It is always so crowded and I am high risk health-wise. I'm going to do some investigating to see if there is a reasonably priced delivery service that will pick up at my home. If I can sort that out, we may have to do a contest here soon. Join my mailing list at the bottom of this webpage for updates!
Now, it's movie time!
Today's flick is another made for TV movie staring the quintessential modern day cowboy, Sam Elliott. You Know My Name aired in 1999 on Turner Network Television (TNT). The movie was directed by John Kent and co-starred Arliss Howard, R. Lee Ermey, James Gammon, Carolyn McCormick, and James Parks.
This movie is based on the actual life story of Bill Tilghman (Elliott), legendary lawman and gunslinger who once partnered with Wyatt Earp. Tilghman was well-known for his skill with a gun as well as for his reputation as a virtuous and honest man. Now retired, Tilghman moves his wife and two sons to Chandler, Oklahoma where he refocuses his career from law enforcement to movie making.
Tilghman was not happy with the direction he had seen westerns going. He felt audiences were wanting westerns that romanticized the Wild West and the outlaws had become glamorized in the media of the time. Tilghman turned his focus to producing and directing a film that would more accurately depict the history he had seen firsthand, the 1915 Western, The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws.
Unfortunately, Oklahoma in 1924 was a hotbed of corruption and lawlessness. It was the height of prohibition and even men who were in the local law enforcement were part of the criminal syndicates running the town. Wiley Lynn (Howard) was a federal agent who was known for being violent and unpredictable. He used his badge to hide behind and as a way remove any criminal competition.
Eventually, the good townsfolk cannot stand to live under such tyranny any more and turn to Tilghman for help. It is an uphill battle with some of the locals, but Tilghman's wit and charm help him win over the townsfolk. They come together to turn Cromwell back into the quite town they all wanted. This change was not well received by Lynn and he focuses his displeasure on Tilghman. The final confrontation will decide the town's ultimate fate.
Today's movie snack recipe comes from the good people at The Oklahoman. They posted and article in 2019, Made in Oklahoma Offers Recipes for Snacks, Finger Foods (<-- click here) If you go to the middle of the page you will find Honey Glazed Sweet and Salty Snack Mix. This tasty treat sounds good enough to snack on any time, movie or not.
So get your snacks people! It's time to settle in for another great movie!