by Marie Johnson

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September 11, 2012
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More to a cowboy than a hat and boots

Sitting with a friend on the ski-lift chair converted to a front-yard swing when the cowboy drives past with some of his working partners in his pickup. Watching them pass my friend asks, "Do they have to earn their hats?"

Cowboy hats. The two that dominate head attire of real live cowboys around this valley are the so-called taco kind with the rolled up side brims, and the flat wide brims. Light color for everyday, black for dress-up. They can be made of straw like weave or felt. But a hat does not make a cowboy.

A real cowboy can …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 11, 2012 06:40PM Published Sep 11, 2012 06:39PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.