Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Used to be back in the day when a handshake or a verbal agreement sealed the deal. Is such still possible today? Shake of a hand meant  'I'll do the best I can for you Boss- don't matter if I"m riding for $ 40 and found. I will do all I can. And if its wrong I'll make it right",

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Comment by Carbine on July 6, 2012 at 1:38pm

Thanks for the comments. Honor ain't what it used to be. Today there seems to be only small pockets of something that was often part of ones character. A matter of principle I suppose.

Comment by dirtrider on July 1, 2012 at 6:45am

It certainly was in rural Missouri.  A man's word was bond.  Nowhere else that I have been could you count on it.  Missouri folk are too stubborn to waffle.

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