Monday, May 13, 2013
An Amazing Find!!!!
With shopping in mind, Patty and I headed out to the small town of Sisters. Named for the three mountains below, it was rebuilt a couple of times due to fire, as most old west towns. In 1940 the first Sisters Rodeo was held, becoming the main attraction ever since.
Then I came to the amazing find!! While walking around Leavitts, I noticed an old pair of leather pants ... the kind the early 1900's cowgirls used to wear, like in Buffalo Bill and bronc riding shows. I immediately grabbed them and asked where they came from. The sales girl said they were on consignment from an elderly female veterinarian. I lovingly checked them over. No rips, no tears, all the snaps were there and the leather was in excellent shape. I have NEVER seen a pair in person nor have I seen anyone else with a pair ... I have only seen them in early rodeo photos. I actually put them down ... once ... and picked them back up. I'm sure Patty thought I was crazy, but I HAD to have them ... and here they are. Seriously, if I lose maybe 10 pounds, I could wear them, they are in that good of condition!!!! This is the find of the century as far as I'm concerned and they are now hanging in my closet!! I'll round up a little saddle soap and spend my evenings rejuvenating them even more!!