Give a group of Texans a dance floor and a great band playing fine Texas music and you’ve got yourself a really fun time. In the Rodeo Roadhouse at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo last night, Jolie Holiday and her band offered up some of the finest, ranging all the way from Patsy Cline to Stevie Nicks. I took this pic just as Jolie began one of her Patsy Cline covers. I was just in time; the dance floor was packed soon after.
“Country music is three chords and the truth.” ~ Harlan Howard via BrainyQuote.com
Jolie Holiday and her band rocked the Rodeo Roadhouse at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
The Grand Entry was just about finished when I snapped this picture from about 20 feet away from this rider and our American flag. As the flag enters the arena, guests stand as the rider passes before them, then are invited to sit and enjoy the grand entry procession of stock show dignitaries. Sisters Megan and Summer Gay have presented the Colors each of the four years I’ve been involved with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and they do an outstanding job.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~ Ronald Reagan via BrainyQuote.com
Our flag at FWSSR, 1.27.2015
It was inevitable. “Stock show weather” has set in, but just for a day or two according to the weatherman. Don’t let a bit of falling moisture keep you from visiting the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Most attractions are indoors, and there is plenty to do! This Thing Is Legendary!™
I don’t want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don’t want to look like Oklahoma, I don’t want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that’s not to diss anybody else. ~ Rick Perry via BrainyQuote.com
It’s raining – so what? Come on out!
I enjoy walking through the livestock barns at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and watching the kids prepare their animals for show. Their knowledge, dedication and diligence are very impressive. This was the busy-ness today in one of our six livestock barns. This is what it’s all about. I’m so pleased to have a small part in it. I hope you’ll come visit. This Thing Is Legendary! TM
The ribbons will fade, the buckles will tarnish, but in showing livestock, friendships last forever. ~ Seen On Pinterest
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 1.17.2015
Throwback Thursday. I have friends that post #tbt pictures faithfully; I usually forget until Thursday has rolled into Friday. In my 2015 Photo-A-Day challenge, Thursday postings will have a #tbt flair, that is, if I remember! Since it is rodeo season in Cowtown, I offer this picture of my family, circa 2001, as we prepared to leave for an outing at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. I remember that day vividly, as my wife and I enjoyed giving our kids a taste of Texas’ cowboy heritage. Great memories, indeed!
“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking'” ~ President George W. Bush via BrainyQuote.com
The Strege family ready for a day at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, circa 2001