Whew, I can’t believe I found you way out here. Hey, whoa Mr. Tyree, remember me, Sandra, your author said it’d be okay to interview you.
Keeper: I don’t know why she’d tell you that. I don’t like to talk about myself. It makes me twitchy.
Keeper: Yeah, twitchy. You know when your shirt has too much starch or you walk into church.
Sherri: Ahh, yes, that uncomfortable feeling. Kinda what I’m feeling now. Can you lower your weapon sir?
I know you’re a busy man, you’re chasing a murderer but surely you need to rest a moment. How about I fix us a pot of coffee and we can sit a spell?
Keeper: Well, I never turn down a cup of coffee, especially from a pretty woman.
Sherri: Why are you doing it? Why are you going after Josiah Pardee?
Keeper: I’ve been hired by the widow O’Donnell. The murdering sidewinder killed her boy in cold blood.
Sherri: Shouldn’t you be retiring, taking it easy? Aren’t you afraid of dying?
Keeper: Oh, I’ll slow down one of these days. As far as dying, everyone has to die. The trick is do it on your own terms with no regrets.
Sherri: How did you become a hired gun?
Keeper: Wasn’t anything I planned. But I’m good with a gun. Word got around and it just kinda stuck.
Sherri: Where are you from? Have you always lived out west?
Keeper: Oh, I’m from here and there. Yeah, I’ve always lived in the west. Only time I’ve been east is when I went to St. Louie. Those hotels do have nice silk sheets and smooth whiskey.
Sherri: What is your biggest regret?
Keeper: I like youngsters. If I’d chosen a different profession, I would have settled down and raised a dozen of my own. But a woman and kids need a man around, not someone who moves around as much as I do and could end up dead any given day.
Sherri: Have you ever wanted to do anything else?
Keeper: What else would I do?
Sherri: What are your hopes for the future?
Keeper: To stay alive.
Sherri: Good luck with that.
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