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Re: Hell west to Crocket

Posted by SR on April 28, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Hell west to Crocket posted by ESC on April 28, 2004

: : : My coworker used this expression today. She's a Kentucky woman in her early 60s. She was saying in reference to another coworker who has been very busy:

: : : "They've run her hell west to Crocket." I immediately grabbed my pencil and wrote it down. She doesn't know what "Crocket" refers to.

: : : Anyone heard this one?

: : : Perhaps it refers to Davy Crockett and his fellow Kentuckians who traveled west to Texas and died at the Alamo???

: That's a thought.

: I found the following buried in a Google search. Maybe it will help!
: A candidate with a wooden leg outran Crockett in 1835, a defeat that stopped all talk of a Crockett presidential bid and prompted this famous Crockett quote: "Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas."