What's new this year? Margaret and I will be in the parade for the first time. We made the trek back to Cheyenne yesterday to the Old West Museum to select our apparel for the parade. My hat and tie are shown above. You will have to wait until the day of the parade to see my total 1860's look in all of its glory. I'll give you a hint. Margaret said I look like an undertaker. I was going for dapper and charming, but I guess I missed again.
The working apparatus behind Cheyenne Frontier Days is simply amazing. The work to keep the parade authentic was obvious yesterday as people mingled through the rooms and hallways scoping out the options for their parade apparel. The emphasis to keep the parade participants looking consistent with the fashions of the mid to late 1800's demonstrates the attention to detail that keeps Cheyenne Frontier Days a quality event.
Whether you live in the Cheyenne area or not, the place to be on Thursday morning , July 29, is along the parade route in Cheyenne to see yours truly. I am not sure if Margaret will look like an undertaker's wife, but she spent a LOT of time picking her apparel--just like in a regular store.
I would like to write more, but I must leave now to go practice my parade wave. Even if I look like an undertaker, I want my parade wave to be charming and dapper.