Manuscripts/Mixed Material [J. S. Buchannan]
“They used to razz the new hands something ridiculous, especially if they'd never punched cattle before. It was kinda like the boys do in college except a heap worse. They'd whip 'em with boots or leggins', hide their clothes and boots, put pepper in their coffee or anything they might think of. Of course, they'd try to work off all the tough bronco on 'em just to see 'em get throwed.
“I remember one kid went to work for the L. F. D. outfit while I was there. A bunch made it up not to pass him any biscuits at the table. And for two or three meals he didn't get any bread. But finally a big plateful came near enough and he reached out and got 'em. He stuffed one in his mouth and what he couldn't hold in his hands he poked in his pockets. Nobody said a word. But pretty soon they all started laughing. After that he was one of the bunch.”
REFERENCE: J. S. Buchannan, Robert Lee, Texas. Interviewed July 19, 1938.