A coworker from NY is coming to town on Friday. She wants me to help her on a quest for real Texas cowboy boots. I seem to be the wrong person for this challenge. I do not own cowboy boots. I’ve never shopped for cowboy boots. I don’t own a cowboy hat. My only cowboy experience was a family trip to the Flying L Dude Ranch.

I realize I should have gained some cowboy knowledge by now. I moved to Texas shortly before turning 17, which means I’ve been in the great big state of Texas for 7 years now. I spent 4 years of that at A&M. How did I manage to not gain any cowboy knowledge? Maybe it is time for me to gain some. Or at least gain some boots. I used to think they looked ridiculous, but now I see them as a lasting fashion accessory. What better way to show strangers at an airport that I’m from Texas? Maybe I should not only help my coworker/friend in her quest, but maybe I should join in this quest.

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  1. I still have the cowboy boots I got and wore when I was at A&M. I'm sure I had some cowboy boots when I was a kid but, this pair I got when I was at A&M is the only pair I have had as an adult. I wore them a good bit at A&M. The most memorable part is where I got them. One weekend I and a few buddies went to Fair Western Discount Store in Lott, Texas. Lott has an old downtown and about 5 of the old stores were all chained together to form the Fair Western Discount Store. Interesting place then, I don't know what it is like now but, I would be willing to bet they still sell boots there. (254) 584-3751
    http://press.org/about/president/dunhaminaugural.pdf (2005)

    The other place to buy boots in Texas is Harry's in San Saba, Texas http://www.harrysboots.com/index.html

    I don't think JMO has ever had cowboy boots but, they might come in handy now.

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