Easter and the 89ers Parade

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Easter Sunday everyone looked so lovely we had to take a Barton family photo
And some other fun pictures
 "Thus I will bless You while I live;
 I will lift up my hands in Your name."

A new favorite photo shoot spot... the wall from our little sterilized community to the rest of humanity

It started to drizzle. Not letting it rain on our parade, we continued our friends photo shoot inside... for the camera's sake, not ours :-)

What could be so interesting to capture everyone's attention?

Our awesome neighbor!

Organic... yes folks, not miles away from us we discovered a 100% organic, live cultures frozen yogurt... just one more reason to come visit us

The last Saturday of April, Guthrie had a parade celebrating the 89er's... those that came to claim their land in 1889. We heard they would be doing some re-enacting type things and donned our Victorian outfits only to discover that was the week before. This week was just the parade! Any excuse to get dressed up works. I mean, don't they look lovely?

We met some other friends right before the parade started.

"I'd like a ride in that one!"

Wishing we saw "The Bean" among the other cars
Top-Hat the side stepping horse. They had the most horses I've ever seen in a parade

Two wonderful mothers

Me and my Pa
Right after this a lady doing a bridal shoot asked to "borrow" Pa for some pictures as she didn't have a groom and he looked the part!

Bringing old style back
Setting the records straight.

A lady in white that is quite the lovely sight!

A close up. 

Us kids decided we could look at these pictures of Mom all the time and not tire of them!

uh... art?

We visited the original State Capital Publishing Museum for the first time. As we walked in, the gentleman to the right asked if we could do a photo shoot for advertising the place since we looked the part. They were wondering how to get the right outfits. We told him ours were about 10 years off, but they said it was better then the modern formal picture they had.

Never to old to sit in Mom's lap... she said so.

Never to old to sit in her loves lap either.

Yup... that's Mom.

Our version of what it might have looked like at the time
Everything that came to mind for this was stating the obvious... fun times, group shot, cool background... it was all of the above

Service with a smile

Anything look odd about this picture? That ladder is about 10 feet away from her.

It wasn't what I had in mind, but I love how the back of Mom's hair turned out.

"I'd like to claim my property, please."  "Sign on the line, ma'am"
Another artistic shot just because I can

Western wear, get it here

The original publishing equipment


I think parasols were the sunglasses of the 1900's

After walking about town we headed to our first rodeo. As they set up we talked with some of the people around. Marscel asked this guy if he could pet his horse. He said, "Sure... Want to ride him?"

Does the horse look familiar? He was the side stepper in the parade.
We forgot to bring a change of clothes (being dusty there), but he didn't have any objection to me riding in a dress and Victorian boots. If only it was a side saddle!
The actual show... bucking bronchos, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting, and the grand finale, bull riding. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

From sports theme to plain, my room no longer shall remain.
Pa and Marscel edged the entire room of my domain.

 A message I found when I went to paint ♥ and a preview of the color

Isn't painting fun?

Mom: Forever young, forever fun

Pa's dream girl

The love birds

Never under estimate an Oklahoma wind... Mom and I were soaking in the sun when my book of letters flapped open and the majority of my pages started blowing all over the lawn. As if that wasn't bad enough, as Mom and I scurried around the yard trying to catch them all, the wind took some pages over the wall. Pa hopped over and thankfully was able to find all the missing ones in this field across the street while Marscel helped rescue the rest in the yard. I felt very much like Anne of Avonlea when her papers were blown all over!
The Bartons have arrived for a visit and we are off to visit some historical sites

Of course the old drug store was included...
Making sure their records are all ship shape

The books you find there can be quite amusing.

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Pa tries to hold the ladies back from... another store!

Enjoying the shade of wood makers shop.

Because I know you like seeing these as much as I do :-)

At the old train depot where people would arrive to go up the hill to claim their property during the land run.

Plumb tuckered out waiting for the train.

Finally it came rolling around, but alas, no people to claim land.... only a freight train

A refreshing stop at Pops on historic Rt. 66! They have over 300 flavors of soda! All different brands and flavors, from fruit juice sweetened Izzes and stevia sweetened Virgils, to all the regular sugar and chemical-ized stuff :-)