We love you because just to look at you makes our hearts melt. Because
you're so tall and lean and good-looking. Because your eyes look
friendly and warm and your smile is like a secret happiness we're
invited to share. We love you because we loved your brother Peter
so much--he gave us so many happy hours in Alias Smith and Jones--and
because you're just enough like him to remind us--but different
too, with your own special niceness.
We love you because you're the best of the American dream. Because
you're cornfields and wide open spaces, horse-riding and pork
'n' beans by the camp-fire under the stars. We love you because
you're the best of Paul Newman and Ryan O'Neal rolled into one.
Because you're untidy curly hair and a shy smile, long legs and
gentle hands. Because you're part of the spirit of the old West
mixed with the spirit of right now. You're Deadwood and Manhattan,
Boot Hill and Las Vegas all at once, neon and gas-lamps. We love
you because you're good, right and just and we're on your side.
Photo at Right: Portion of the back cover of the FAB 208 1973 book
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