On such a beautiful day I naturally decided to spend it extracting thorn brambles and Russian olive trees with a shovel and a 6 foot pry bar. After a couple of hours of sweat and back ache I remembered a line from the movie “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.”
Curtin: What are you going to do with your hard-earned money old timer when you get back and cash in?
Howard: I’m getting along in years. Oh, I can still hold up my end when it comes to a hard day’s work but I ain’t the man I was once, and next year, next month, next week I won’t be the man I am today. Reckon I’ll find me some quiet place to settle down. Buy a business maybe … a grocery or a hardware store, and spend the better part of my time reading comic strips and adventure stories. One thing’s for sure … I ain’t going to go prospecting again and waste my time and money trying to find another gold mine.
I certainly know what Howard was talking about in that scene.