Texas Girl Fashion

Let me tell you, I got dressed up for church this week–and when I say dressed up I mean Bible Belt, West Texas Style. I had everything from the spiky little heals to the fancy hair tie.

Now, usually the Mattaw children understand that it is impolite to stare, but for some reason I was getting stared at the whole entire morning. I never felt so much like an extra terrestrial in my life. By the time church was over, the kids were even pointing and laughing at me.

Finally, while I was sitting at the jungle gym, I figured out what the problem was. One of them mustered up enough courage to come over and ask, while pointing at my feet, “what are those?” Simultaneously I felt two little fingers on the back of my leg and then “snap” as my pantyhose came back and hit my skin.  lol. They had never seen a pair of stockings before! You should have seen their faces! They were so amazed and perplexed as to why someone would apply such an odd, stretchy, membranous thing to their skin. By the end of the day, I had to throw my stockings away because their curiosity had completely spoiled them. I couldn’t even make it from one side of the field to the other without them pinching at my ankles.

Anyways, it just reminds me how odd I thought women dressed when I first moved here.

3 Responses to Texas Girl Fashion

  1. Al says:

    I sometime think life is all perception. The young people you saw today simply question openly unlike the older ones who hold any questions in.

  2. Lady Anne says:

    I teach Early American history, mostly to fourth graders, and the students jusy sbout have hysterics at the idea of boys wearing dresses until they were three or four years old. I have to keep reminding them that what we do hear and now is just that – right here and right now. Not in another time, or another country. It’s strictly 21st century American.

    They think I’m nuts.

  3. Rebecca says:

    How funny. And something you could not have dreamed in a thousand years. You really made their day.

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