Driving around town and seeing the campaign signs for the Cowboy Homecoming Queen election reminded me of my junior year in high school.
My best friend talked me into running. She said how much fun it would be for us to go to all the parades throughout the year together.
So campaigning we went. We walked door to door. We drew posters to be placed in the downtown businesses.
My dad even let us put up huge signs made out of butcher paper in our store The Hi-Way Grocery (where Rockin’ B is now).
Sadly, my friend didn’t get elected to the court, but other friends made it. I was pleasantly surprised when my name was called out that night as queen. Those days we rode horses for the coronation. I don’t know what I would have done without our neighboring veterinarian friend Dr. Todd Oliver and Pete Bautista. These men made it so easy for me to ride the horse I came to love – Dusty.
Throughout our senior year we did have fun going to the area parades and functions – all of us crammed in my mom’s car. We’d leave early to help set up the float and then try to find her in the crowd as we meandered through South Texas towns. We’d see former teachers who had moved and sometimes relatives. After catching a bite either at the festivals or restaurants, we’d all nap on the way home.
I guess I need to also be thankful for my mom
The way I see it, to the five young ladies running this year -Kimbrielle Gusman, Julie Lopez, Taylor Maddox, Jordyn Olle and Ynez Vera- I truly hope you will have as much fun as we did. Good luck to you all! And for those who can vote, please do so this Friday or Saturday, Sept. 5-6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 605 Second St. SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at email@example.com or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.