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My friend Susan gave me this entertaining book the other day!   I love reading the quotes and find some so true, some funny and others very poignant.  I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you today, from NEVER ASK A MAN THE SIZE OF HIS SPREAD, A Cowgirl’s Guide to Life. Giving credit to the author, and I love her name, Gladiola Montana.  Isn’t that a great name?


Never Ask a Man the Size of his Spread




The Code of Her West- Use a short rope, a sweet smile, and a hot brand.

When a cowboy gives you the key to his truck, you know you’re close to winning the key to his heart.

Foolin’ a man ain’t all that hard, finding one that ain’t a fool is a lot harder.

Oil all the wheels on your wagon, not just the squeaky one.

“One of these days” is “none of these days.”

You can’t get ahead of anybody you’re tryin’ to get even with.

If you wake up and find yourself a success, you ain’t been asleep.

Be sure to taste your words before you spit ‘em out.

Women have a lot of courage, otherwise none would ever get married. 

New and improved can’t beat tried and true.

When kissin’ a cowboy in the rain, make sure you both fit under his hat. 

A lesson every cowgirl should learn is where her business ends and someone else’s starts.

About half your troubles come from wanting your way; the other half come from gettin’ it.

Always say “please” when you tell somebody to shut up.

To win all you gotta do is get up one more time than you fall.  

Before you get serious with a cowboy, make sure he values you more than his truck. 

If a man thinks that a woman who can dog steers, ride broncs and rope the wind is too much for him, he’s probably right.

A weddin’ ring should cut off the wearer’s circulation. 

Never-under any circumstances-admit that you like to cook. 


Aren’t these great?   They made me laugh.  My favorite is: “Be sure to taste your words before you spit ‘em out.”  Which one fits you the best?  

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11 thoughts on “A COWGIRL’S GUIDE TO LIFE”

  1. This one should be my husband’s saying. It’s pretty much the truth when he says it.
    “One of these days” is “none of these days.”

  2. Hi Charlene, first of all, congratulations for your 40th book from Harlequin! Yowzers, be still my heart, and way to go. I’ll do my best to get to tomorrow’s party. I’ve got gramma duty after school so might be on the road getting the little guy. But I’ll sure try.

    Oh, and I got this hilarious book when I was in San Antonio a few years ago! It was absolutely the perfect souvenir. Just the title gets me laughing out loud. Hugs to you…xoxox

  3. Never-under any circumstances-admit that you like to cook. thats my favorite,,my husband was sitting among a bunch of his family,cousins,aunts uncles etc..and he goes she is a good cook (me) and she loves to cook,,i go,,what???? who in the hell told you i like to cook? he said ,no one but you do it all the time,,geezzzzzzzz man i do it cause i have too not cause i like too!!!there is a BIG difference,,men

  4. Hi Vickie!!
    That’s funny!! Actually, I love to cook, but it’s the clean-up I hate. Seems like a never-ending job getting the kitchen clean again. So, If I could be like a celebrity chef, have everything at my fingertips and then walk away after consuming the meal, then I would admit I love to cook!

  5. I agree. I love to cook but hate to clean up. Now that my husband has retired for the third time (he only works part-time now) he does all the clean up. Of course with only two there is a lot smaller mess. I guess he knew what he was doing.

  6. Charlene, Congrats on your 40th Harlequin book. Never let on that you really like them.
    I enjoy reading all your books, this one sounds like a keeper too.

  7. I liked them all! I’d pick this one ~ When a cowboy gives you the key to his truck, you know you’re close to winning the key to his heart.
    That would take quite a bit of trust & love 🙂
    dkstevensne AToutlookDOT Com

  8. Loved the quotes. Sorry I missed yesterday’s Book Party.
    All the quotes are smile and thought worthy. I like – “A weddin’ ring should cut off the wearer’s circulation.” Unfortunately some people seem to forget that.

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