Where have all the cowboys gone?
When you grow up or move away you seem to lose touch with your family history and their way of life. Somehow technology and time also changes a way of life. Gone are the days of cattle drives on horse back.
I believe it is important to keep a part of your family history in your home to help you remember or just to connect with a life you never knew. This is even more important if you and your family move across the country or on the other side of the world.
My home is decorated in a relaxed French and Spanish feel, but I have mixed in cowhide rugs on our bare floors and cowhide pillows mixed with french linen pillows. Family photos posted here are in frames mixed with current family photos. I also wear my turquoise bracelet almost daily that was handed down from my mother’s family. This is how I connect my family’s history with my style to keep me rooted our past.
I wonder does my cousin have a pair of cowboy boots or old western momentos from the past next to his surf boards in Hawaii? What is your family’s past? Do you include your family’s history in your home with memento’s, family photos, memorabilia?
- How to Host A Kids Cowboy Costume Party (anytimecostumes.com)
- Create a Living Legacy of Your Family History (adventauction2013.wordpress.com)
- On being a cowboy (mojitosandhandbags.wordpress.com)