Monday, August 16, 2010

Oddservation: Cowboy hats

Yesterday I saw not one but two men wearing cowboy hats. Usual if you're in Texas, not so common in Massachusetts. What's more, both seemed to be self-made men.

The first was a 20-something white man walking a toy poodle while playing a ukulele. This was on a fairly busy residential street.

The second was a 40-something African American man wearing a blue short-sleeved button-down shirt, khaki shorts and low Italian style boots. He looked happy. He was leaving the supermarket, so maybe he just used a bunch of coupons.

I swear, I'm not making this up.

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  1. I often wonder what makes the man beneath the cowboy hat. Most men I've met who wore them were hard working, southern drawling gentlemen. There's always some air of romance about a cowboy. *chrissygee from swapbot* (we don't get many cowboy hat wearing folk here in Cali either!)

  2. check out my Mass friends at Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing equine sport and Mass is very active. Could be one of your cowboys was one of the ones I announce!


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