26 APRIL 2012
It's the Wild West alright ~
Until I moved out west I had never given a thought to the etymology of "maverick." It's a word that has been in use since the 1880's and it refers to a calf or yearling that is unbranded. Specifically Samuel Maverick was a rancher who was negligent in branding his herd. So a "maverick" is an unconventional person and its original meaning was a calf without a master. Interesting!
Today is a "Throwback Thursday" and I was delighted to find this posting from 2012 that is a perfect "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" message to one of my friends who is a true "Maverick!"