Cowgirl and Foxy Lady

olive-may-bailey-gasserMy grandmother was a cowgirl through and through. She loved nothing more than riding the range with my grandpa, and I always thought she was more at home on the back of a horse than behind a mop.

But she was also a very classy lady when she dressed up. I remember her showing me a fox stole that had a spring-loaded clasp in the mouth. That might seem gross these days, but it was very stylish at one time.

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She was probably  more comfortable in Levis and Stetson, but I have pictures of her posing in a flapper style dress as well as in boots, jeans, and a tall cowboy hat!

My character, Nettie,  in Cowgirl Dreams is more likely to choose the latter outfit, but she does discover when she goes to the “big city” of Great Falls that she kind of likes trying on fashionable dresses and being treated like a lady.

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Published in: on January 10, 2009 at 6:32 am  Comments (5)  
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  1. Great pictures!

  2. I don’t see fox stoles any more, but I do remember seeing them in church and other places when I was a kid.

    Morgan Mandel
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  3. Sounds like your grandmother had a big influence on you.

  4. I love those two photos together! Really! LOVE ‘EM!
    And don’t we all enjoy being treated like a lady sometimes? wink wink!

  5. You aren’t going to post pictures of your grandmother dressed up?

    Brooke from BBT


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