I overheard one of the Rodeo Queens say the other day that she is ready for school to start because her son is bored. When I was teaching, I began to dread July because I knew that school would start "next month." Now that I'm going through radiation for breast cancer, the six weeks of therapy seem like they will never end. Whatever your thoughts of summer are, the Rodeo Queens have already begun to work on the preparations for the October Petticoats on the Prairie show, and we are thrilled that the applications are quickly coming in.
So amidst the preparations and the countdown, we still plan to enjoy the rest of the summer. One of us has skipped across the United States to NYC, LA, and Louisville, KY for work-related trips. One has journeyed to Oregon and cruised Alaska. Others have kept busy minding the stores and the kids and grandkids. Summer has been a time to celebrate families, reunions, birthdays, 4th of July parades and air-conditioning!
And before we know it, Petticoats on the Prairie will be here. We know that our new location at the Mitchell County Fair barns will enable us to bring you a bigger and better show. So while you're eating watermelon or dipping your toes in the pool, think cool thoughts of crisp autumn mornings, pumpkins and all the great treasures that you will find at Petticoats on the Prairie. AND don't forget to pray for rain in our corner of West Texas!!