Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2 In One Day!

Back In The Good Ole Days!

I don't know who took this picture but I remember it well. We used to do the stick horse races and boot throwing contest on the court house lawn during our Western Days in Enid. I think it was called Cherokee Strip Days, and we would have a rodeo plus all kinds of events along with the parade. I loved, LOVED doing the stick horse race. We would paint off lanes, have the kids pre-register and broke it down according to ages. I had to much fun. I could act like a kid myself, would demonstrate how to ride the ponies and once in a while I would have a horse that got kind of wild with me. It was scary at time. But being the cowgirl that I am, I always managed to get my horse calmed down and gentled by the time one of the children had to ride him next. The winners would even get trophies....Oh I loved my job. The next day I would be so horse (oh, pun intended!, I make myself laugh at times!) that I could not hardly talk. I would hoop and holler and yell and scream so much for those children to run and win. We had so much fun. Wish you could have been there. That smile on my face....well, it puts another smile on my face. Back in my skinny, happy days. Life was good. (Life is still good!)


Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That's a great picture!! Sometimes it's really nice to see something that isn't "posed."

Mental P Mama said...

Look at that adorable police woman!

Tonjia said...

I was an awesome stick horse rider when I was little. No one would let me ride the real horses until I got older. LOL

you are awesome Lisa! my hero! I have always wanted to be a LE officer, instead of doing that I got married to an asshole. How I wish I had that to do over again!

Amy said...

This is an awesome picture! I can just tell the kids must have loved you!