Mary E. Knight – I remember a young Navy wife in the '60s remarking about knifings, how terrible they were, how uncivilized. "Why do people use knives? Why didn't they use guns?" And I looked at her and I said, "Which is cheaper, a gun or a knife?" And I said, "Which do you have to load or unload, a gun or a knife? And which is easier to hide, a gun or a knife?" And she looked at me and she said, "Oh!" And I said, "This was a frontier country and a hard country, and ammunition was always very often very hard to come by." I said, "What's going to do you more good steady in a pinch that you can depend on, a gun or a knife?" And she looked at me and she said, "Oh!" And this was the same girl who preached to me a lecture on how wild that you hung people who stole horses! And I said, "Damn right we did!" So, I got this big thing on the barbaric, uncivilized Texans. And I said, "Wait a minute." I said, "How far is it in a pinch from one good source of water to the other in the country you grew up on?" And she said, "Oh, two, three miles." And I said, "Alright. Suppose you're a young rancher's wife living outside of Laredo. And they get word to you that your father is dying in Goliad. And you get thirty miles, your husband is gone; your father is dying and asking for you. And you get the horse and buggy, and the kids, and you get thirty or forty miles out of Laredo, and somebody holds you up and takes those horses and you're left with a couple of little kids." I said, "How far are you think you are going to make it?" And she looked at me and she said, "Oh!"