Mama bronzed my baby boots!
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Do you have a hankerin' to hot-foot it out west for some country and western fun? Follow Me!
Bein' too positive in your opinions kin get you invited to a dance -- in the street, to the music of shots, nicely aimed.
Cowboys dance every dance as long as their bladders and feet hold out.
Real cowboys don't line dance.
If you can't sing -- dance.
Reciting poetry is like a haircut. If it's good, you feel like a million bucks. If it's bad, you hide your head under a hat.
Riding a bronc is like dancing with a girl. The trick is matching your partner's rhythm.
A smile from a good woman is worth more'n a dozen handed out by a bartender.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Careful is a naked man climbin' a bobwire fence.
Cowboy dress is determined by three factors: weather,work, andvanity.
Ride the horse in the direction it's going
An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.
Some men talk 'cause they got somethin' to say. Others talk 'cause they got to say somethin'.
Never trust a man who agrees with you. He's probably wrong.
Texas Starched Jeans
You may be wondering: "Why do those cowboys look so durn sharp in their Wranglers?" Well, it's usually because they know how to make Texas Starched Jeans. First of all, they buy their Wranglers extra long so that they still look good when astride a big ole quarter horse. The extra length stacks over their boots when they're on the ground. Roper boots work best for stacking. These jeans have a whitened crease and stay looking fresh on the rodeo circuit. They last longer and repel dust and dirt when working with livestock. Here's my own recipe for Texas Starched Jeans:
Janet's Texas Starched Jeans Recipe
- Get a box of powdered starch at the store
- While jeans are in the washer, mix about 1/4 cup (or more) starch with a cup of cold water
- Add starch mixture to a pan of boiling water and stir until clear
- Pour pan of starch into the last rinse cycle, but not directly onto jeans
- Iron creases into jeans while still wet
- Hang outside to dry
For a good cowboy stew, throw everything into the pot but the hair and horns, and then holler
© 1995 Janet Blackledge Williamsen - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED