Wednesday, December 31, 2008

rodeo cowboy


this is jimmy pataway, rodeo cowboy.
by far, one of the most interesting characters i have met in philadelphia. 

I met him at a bar i worked in the late 90's. we had saloon doors where he would "bust in" several times until someone noticed his entrance. he would also demonstrate his calf roping expertise on a barstool if we introduced him properly. (ie  ....next we have jimmy pataway, calf roper number 129...etc) an amazing sight to see!

he is a retired calf roper from cowtown rodeo. you can often see him around town sporting his old numbers & chaps. If not he's always geared up in something interesting. my favorite choice for him are his silver platform boots.

i recently ran into him at the ing coffee shop on my way to work, where he bought me a coffee and i gratefully accepted.



2 comments:

angel said...

What a character! I love his belt buckle. See you soon...

Heather Henderson said...

You forgot to mention how he would ride his horse through the streets of Philadelphia!!!