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TLAFA ~ Home Grown Goodness in Terrebonne


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Louisiana cowboys and cowgirls, young and not so young alike, from the Terrbonne Parish/Houma area have banded together to form the  Terrebone Livestock and Agricultural Fair Association. The TLAFA for short. I had the opportunity to shoot one of their events, a Saturday night rodeo under a full moon.  Good people running this organization.  Parents, families, community, extending themselves for the youth of this area, working to give their young people something energetic, exciting and entertaining to fill themselves up with.

The following images are a good sampling of the evening’s rodeo photography action.  At some point in time this week there will be a very large inclusive gallery posted containing all of the worthy photos from the evening’s action.  We will be glad to sell digital files with all sales proceeds going to TLAFA’s current fund raising project. We are trying to figure out the simplest and easiest way to do that. Thank you for your patience. We are living on the road and working out of a small camper. Life is simple, Life is good!

The image sizes are constrained  in the blog. The electronic digital image files will be high resolution 4X6 files.

There’s a young man that I know, his age is twenty-one
Comes from down in southern Colorado
Just out of the service, he’s lookin’ for his fun
Someday soon, goin’ with him someday soon

My parents can not stand him ’cause he rides the rodeo
My father says that he will leave me cryin’
I would follow him right down the toughest road I know
Someday soon, goin’ with him someday soon

But when he comes to call, my pa ain’t got a good word to say
Guess it’s ’cause he’s just as wild in the younger days

So blow, you old Blue Northern, blow my love to me
He’s drivin’ in tonight from California
He loves his damned old rodeo as much as he loves me
Someday soon, goin’ with him someday soon

When he comes to call, my pa ain’t got a word to say
Guess it’s ’cause he’s just as wild in the younger days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So blow, you old blue northern, blow my love to me
He’s drivin’ in tonight from California
He loves his damned old rodeo as much as he loves me
Someday soon, goin’ with him someday soon
Someday soon, goin’ with him

Ian Tyson Sung by Judy Collins

I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that’s grown old
If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from montgom’ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren’t much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

Make me an angel that flies from montgom’ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

There’s flies in the kitchen I can hear ’em there buzzing
And I ain’t done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.

Make me an angel that flies from montgom’ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

John Prine

 

Thank You

Kim Triche and Marty Rogers

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Posted by bigdawg on February 21, 2011
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 02/22/2011

    Steve, it was great to have to visit with us. You are always welcome. Thanks for your presence. It was well noted. Great Pics! Can’t wait to see more.

    Reply
  2. 03/1/2011
    Sarah McKinney

    That first series of the bull rider, especially the head on pics, is amazing! Miss the rodeos we went to on the cross country road trips.

    Reply

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