The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life - The Cowboy Sandwich and Such Charming Hands Summary & Analysis

Robert Goolrick
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The Cowboy Sandwich and Such Charming Hands Summary and Analysis

"The Cowboy Sandwich" discusses Goolrick's brother and their lives together as children. Goolrick notes they used to play in cowboy costumes, loving their role playing. The loved the swagger and the manliness, and the act of being an outlaw. One day at lunch, Goolrick's brother refused to eat unless Mother said "Eat your lunch, cowboy". She refused, and the two began an afternoon long battle. Mother was already on tranquilizers by then, or Goolrick believes she would have strangled him. He notes that mother's in that era had things rough, as they had to make perfection from nothing, and had to deal with boys who had wild ideas from movies. Goolrick doesn't remember how the standoff ended, but he does know that life went on. Years later, Goolrick's brother...

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