Cowboy Jim Garling

Monday, December 11, 2006

OKC Stockyards & Victorian Walk, Guthrie

The Sons of the Sage made up of myself, Greg Burgess, and Richard Sharp, performed Saturday at the Stockyards, Oklahoma City, first in Langston’s Western Wear in the morning and in the afternoon at Little Joe’s Boots—both fine western wear establishments.

Then later in the day I participated in the Victorian Walk in the historic downtown of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Ginny at Bright Side Trading Company asked me to sing cowboy western music in her store window. Bright Side features western and Native American Art, southwest accessories, vintage pottery, stained glass, Pendleton goods and much more. So her shop was a fitting location for my type of music, and I met lots of visitors to Guthrie as well as residents.

The Victorian Walk is a step back in time with carolers and peanut vendors along the street, carriage rides, living Christmas scenes in many of the shop windows, and free refreshments offered in some establishments. The State Capital Publishing Museum also features a historic Christmas Tree collection and serves wassail. The Byron Berline band also has a show at the Double Stop Music Hall 8 p.m.

If you haven’t participated in a Victorian Walk, another walk is scheduled next Saturday starting at 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. It is a festive, joyous celebration of an old-fashioned Christmas that will ensure that you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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