How a Gambler Lives to be a Ripe, Old Age
Nat Kramer said:
"Well, I am just going to tell him that I have helped some and I have skinned some. Those I skinned could afford it, and those I helped needed it, maybe."
---- legendary Fort Worth gambler Nat Kramer, on his deathbed, when asked if he was ready to meet St. Peter. His primary distinction as a gambler was that he never took a drink, engaged in a quarrel, or carried a gun. By avoiding the more violent aspects of being a gambler, he was able to live to a ripe old age.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.