“Just watching the people go by.”
That’s always been good time of attending horse sales, rodeos, any events, perhaps more so than initial objective for being there. Such it was manning the radio booth at the boat show, a job obligation that took away from weekend ranch catch-up.
Rather not have been there, yet fun visiting folks. Is interesting seeing how rest of the world lives. Of course, chance to get something free attracts many to smile and sign their name on a slip of paper put into the boot box for a giveaway.
Yet, some given the opportunity contend: “No. I never win anything. It wouldn’t do any good.” That might be, but failing to signup certainly guarantees never being a winner.
However, hardly anybody was willing to take the fill-in-the-blanks sheet to complete with country artists names when located while touring booths. Possibility of winning free concert tickets in another drawing wasn’t worth additional effort.
Neatest thing was the girl with roller skates built right into her tennis shoes. Now blinking-lighted shoes are common, but first time had ever seen skate-walking shoes. She’d skate across the room, and then just walk away. Reminded of five decades plus ago at the skating rank, but with skates on walking wasn’t easy. Falling down always was.
Baby carriages have changed a lot. They’re larger, heavier, big wheels, places to carry lots more than babies.
Most unique was one that older sibling, maybe three years old, was seated on the front facing the baby. Momma had little ones with her pushing the carriage easily all around the show.
Back packs were for hikers originally, but notable change through times. On education campuses, many students have backpacks apparently with books and what else. Now, men and women often have backpacks wherever they’re going. Maybe more females, but every shape and size were a seeming convenience on the backs of many.
Holey jeans are the fad. None the less, with shrill wind of the day, patching them up would be warmer.
Should not touch the subject, still paunches make no question of many he and she poor dietary.
Reminds us of First Corinthians 11:10: “Don’t read too much into differences among people. None can go it alone.” Because, Galatians 3:26: “For in Christ Jesus, all are children of God through faith.”
Frank J. Buchman is a lifelong rancher from Alta Vista, a lifetime newspaper writer, syndicated national ag writer and a radio marketing consultant. He writes a weekly column to share A Cowboy’s Faith.