There’s something about being from out of town that makes a person want to purchase items that make no sense when they are brought home.
When the white stuff finally clears off the hills…
the merchants still carry plenty of tee shirts,
…and things made out of dead animals and dead animal parts.
But they also increase their inventory of western wear.
Especially cowboy hats---felt hats, straw hats, leather hats…
Cowboy hats trimmed with braid and cord
Hats with chin straps and hats with hat bands.
Most of them cost about as much as a top of the line
computer ink jet printer, but the sky is the limit.
And, except for sweaty people on sweaty horses
chasing stinking cattle, most human beings
look pretty silly in a cowboy hat.
Of course there are exceptions.
Then there are the cowboy boots.
Embroidered boots—sandal boots??
These are a little impractical for working in manure
and cost twice as much as the hats.
My boots are very useful in snow.
When I bought them at a local second hand store
they cost about the price of a Happy Meal.
Of course there are plenty of different places to shop in
There are some things you just need.
Rocky road fudge. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!