Bandanas

Bandanas

She was a barrel racer. A world record holding barrel racer. A superstitious world record holding barrel racer. Early in her career, in one of her first competitions, she had fallen off her horse rounding the first barrel. A rookie mistake...until she did it a second time...and then a third. She convinced herself that the only thing different those days versus any other day was the fact that she wasn't wearing a bandana. So, she made a point of always competing with a bandana on her person in some fashion. And, not surprisingly to her, she never fell while competing in the pro circuit again. Today, a bandana is her signature as she calls commentary for ESPN. When she's feeling girly, she'll wear pink or white. Patriotic...she goes for the red or blue. Silly...she always chooses yellow. And chic for a night out? Grey, naturally. She calls them her "lucky bandanas". Not just because she wore them while whinning 5 National Championships, but because she had one tied around her neck when she met her husband, a blue pom pom bandana held her hair back as she gave birth to both her children and the lavender bandana (misted with lavender water) brought her momma great comfort in the later years of her life.