I’m Just Going To Go Stand Next To Myself

Miss Eloise Roach, high school French teacher, holds her translation of “Three Hundred Poems” by Juan Ramon Jimenez, who does not sound French at all.

1963 Comet

Shoulda Learned To Rope And Ride

Today we return with more fun rodeo pics from days of yore. Let’s start with pre-Sonicare preparation. No rodeo queen wants dingy teeth.

What she does want is a cowboy.

One who looks at her like this. 

One to think about on the long bus rides.

One to make babies with.

But in the meantime, let’s just enjoy the show.

Don’t forget your posture.

Or the moves to your routine.

Flash that smile.

And some day, you may grow up to be her.

Despite her misgivings.

It Ain’t No Woman Flesh And Blood

“… it’s that damned old rodeo,” sang Garth Brooks. And while he was singing abut it, Lisa Eisner was attending rodeos and snapping shots across the country. In her 2000 book, Rodeo Girl, we see glimpses of rodeo life, to which many folks are never privy.

However, I think most of us are familiar with this body language.

90s kicker fashion was hard to accept. Those uncomfortable buttoned tops that barely made it to your belly button, and the Rocky Mountain jeans that absolutely did.

Pair it with perms and vertical stripes, and you’re in like Flynn.

A sash means you’re somebody.

Hanging with friends in low places.

Don’t forget your skill set, girls!

Come back tomorrow for some backstage scenes!

Let’s Make Hay

These Jayhawk college students have just taken a hayride out to the country to enjoy a campfire and REEEEEEEACH for some flame-grilled wieners during the autumn of 1946.

Below, Eugene Ryan grins for the camera, satisfied with a full belly and frosty beverage.

After dinner, Charlie Byers feeds Mary Jane “Zolly” Zollinger an ice cream bar. Careful, Charlie.

As the embers begin to dim, a trio from Locksley Hall pipes up with three part harmony. Lorraine Mai, Violet Orloff, and Dessie Hunter round out the evening before everyone loads up for the homeward trip.

Now what’s that fellow so upset about?

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