“Never did like that much,” is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.
Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.
After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.
Annie Fucking Oakley everyone
She met her husband by out shooting him at his own traveling show. That’s how she became Annie Oakley. That’s also how you know her relationship was a good one.
SO YOU CAN GET A MAN WITH A GUN!
Growing up my family more or less hand picked her for my first role model and I’m very glad they did.
She was quite the human. I never had the honor to see her shoot, though I did shake the hand of Buffalo Bill when he came by in 1914. I’d seen him before that, but finally had the chance. I found his show a bit silly, but it was one of the reasons we ever managed to pull off westward expansion.