Manny Fernandez of the NYTimes doesn’t want comments. He talks about Texas and Rodeo as if it was his stomping grounds. Does he want to know that the White cowboys are separated from the Black ones?
All he cares about is that people wear cowboy hats and boots in Houston for one day a year. And this story is in the NY Times?
I can do better with my blog. See, the Black cowboys slept in the municipal lot below our lofts. Two years in a row I had the privilege to hang out with Deputy Dawg and his family. I brought him, gave him, a knife from my kitchen and we got BBQ.
They had ridden many miles with their horses, and had to go a few more to the Parade and to Reliant Stadium.
Just like the Tuskegee Airmen, they don’t get their due. It was a joy to hang out and talk about horses and cooking and being on the road. The Houston Rodeo is a source of pride and longevity.
No, Mr. NY Times, I’m not going to tell my story but I was on the ground, and it appears that you may not have been to phone in this report.
I only know what I see. Dee