Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ghost of Christmas Past


Sixty Christmases ago, my parents gave me this really cool cowboy outfit – hat, shirt, pants, boots, Hopalong Cassidy jacket and cap gun and a length of rope.

I loved that outfit. The shirt was black, trimmed in chartreuse satin with pearl snaps instead of buttons. I was desperately sad when I outgrew each of the components of the ensemble.

If we lived in Arizona or Colorado, this is how I’d dress every day. Probably even down to the gun. Open carry is legal in Arizona and Colorado.

Well, I think I’d lose the rope. I never could keep it untangled anyway.


Laura said...

Fantastic photo! Totally EPIC and that IS how I dress today!

Anonymous said...

Nice outfit, thanks for sharing! Wouldn't it be nice to dress like that everyday?!