Tonight I have been thinking about Fort Worth. The reason being that I was watching an Antiques Roadshow episode on PBS that was from Fort Worth.
It was cool to see the cowboys in action, especially as I worked as a ranch hand/cowboy the summer right after I graduated from high school.
Western wear is of course essential for cowboys and ranch families. I well remember a nice pair of cowboy boots that I had. When I outgrew them I gave them to my Grandpa and he wore them for many years.
Throughout the sidewalks of the Fort Worth Stockyards you will see plaques for members of the Texas Trail of Fame. This star is for John Batterson Stetson who invented the cowboy hat.
John Batterson Stetson is a descendant of John Crandall who immigrated from England to Rhode Island in the 1630’s. I am also a descendant of Crandall who was a Baptist minister at Westerly, Rhode Island.
Now for some sleep after a very long week in the classroom.