So as you know, I’m working home health to get through nursing school. Right now I’m between semesters and I’ve picked up a lot of overtime and night shifts. To pass the time when my client is sleeping (and to stay awake) I spend a lot of time on YouTube. What do I watch? Oh yeah, barrel racing videos.
Well, the other night I felt I couldn’t possibly learn anymore from the training videos so I started watching past rounds of the NFR. I started with the more recent ones, the ones I could remember watching…say 2010-present. Somehow I clicked on a Charmayne James and Scamper video and before I knew it I was watching the 6th round of the 1984 NFR… who would’ve thought? That’s eleven years before I was even born!
The thing I couldn’t help but notice was that they were all “Fallon Taylors”. The colored wranglers, the fringes, the puffy sleeves… real cute stuff y’all. It made me wonder how we evolved into wearing plain jeans and a black button up. Fallon’s been doing it right all along!
Now maybe I don’t have the right to call the 80’s “the good days” considering I wasn’t born, but they looked pretty darn fun! And I have to say, I wouldn’t quite mind if the cowboys went back to wearing their wranglers a little tighter!
As you can probably tell by now, this blog post is going nowhere… its just a 3am, nightshift, put my thoughts somewhere kind-of thing. But id love to hear your thoughts on rodeo fashion’s evolution– or even your thoughts on the 80’s if you were one of the lucky ones who lived through them!