In eager anticipation of the big day, I'm guessing that you guys have long since picked out the perfect token of your esteem, wrapped it with the utmost care, and have had it perfectly synchronized with your local post office to be delivered to my front porch right on time for my birthday. I can just imagine the postman as he struggles, wheezing, bringing package after package to the door. Through the sweat and strain he is thinking to himself, "Geewhiz, someone pretty special must live here." Unfortunately, I won't be there to collect the bounty of your generosity because I will be celebrating in true cowboy fashion (well, not exactly) - where the bloom is on the sage. That's right, I'm trading the sparkle of birthday candles for the twinkle of starry skies in our local desert!
"Happy Birthday Western Style" (1958)
Is it so wrong that I want all of my celebrations to be "Western Style?" Some of my happiest times are a blinding whirl of western wear, cowboy songs, chuck wagon grub, and the warm desert wind.
|Our friend, Lauren at Wearing History, showed|
us the wonder of the Wagon Wheel.
Maybe this was the inspiration for the song???
|Amber's western round-up birthday party.|
|One of my most favorite bands in the whole wide world and|
the Kings of SoCal Western Swing - The Lucky Stars.
|In the afterglow of the star-spangled rodeo that|
is the Doo Dah Parade.
|A cowboy sign from one of our desert adventures.|
|Chow Time at the Steak Corral|
|Duded up with the fam.|
|A collection of western ties|
|Ready for show time at High Rockabilly.|
|I know I just shared these, but this lil' cowpoke is|
too awesome not to include!
When I return from the desert, I'll be sure to regale you with our western style adventures. Until the next round up, Happy Birthday and Happy Trails!
"Happy Trails" - Roy Rogers & Dale Evans