Thursday, November 06, 2008

Black Honey

Many a time Lynda and I sat on our horses watching our kids ride. We always rode with the kids. We hauled kids and horses all over NM to different horse events. We put on riding clinics and 4H events ourselves. Every summer Lynda put on a Rodeo Queen’s clinic teaching the young girls to dress and behave and ride like a real cowgirl. Lynda was the Queen and I was the Sidekick. I can’t count how many times Lynda would look over at me and say, "Do you have any lip stuff?" I would answer with my usual, "Yeah" and hand her a tube of Clinique Black Honey. The tube was slim and easy to carry in my pocket. The color, Black Honey, looked rather dark in the tube, but it went on shear and moist. It felt like silk on your lips. Lynda and I would smear the lipstick on our lips, smack our lips together in the dry NM air, and comment about how good the Black Honey was. It became a ritual.
Today, I still carry a tube of Clinique Black Honey. I never put it on without thinking of Lynda and the passing of the lipstick tube from one cowgirl to another – one friend to another. What will I do if Clinique quits making Black Honey?

Me and Lynda in front of her barn in Questa, NM.

9 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Ah, such sweet memories. Remember back in the 80s when they tried to change the original Coca Cola flavor? Arghhhhh. Hope your lipstick lasts and lasts. :) I haven't been on a horse since 1972, good memories there, too.

inpassing said...

Hey, it was good to see you today. Hope I wasn't too disruptive to your art class. Have fun with the GG's tomorrow!

Junk Diva said...

Great pic. Your lips were lovely.

Buck said...

Well... I'm just here to read the comments, what with having zero experience with either horses or lipstick. Except, perhaps, as a recipient of a good deal of second-hand lipstick. I kinda liked that. No... check that. I really liked that!

And Diva... how could you tell? Or is there some sort of "ya hadda be there" at play in here, somewhere? ;-)

Bag Blog said...

Jo,I remember when they tried to switch Coca Cola's on us. I'm not convinced that they didn't. Cokes are okay now, but Pepsi tastes more like the Cokes that I used to drink at my grandfather's gas station during the summers.

Inpassing, I'm so glad you stopped by - do it again sometime.

Diva, Maybe that pinky-white lipstick we used the other night was the real me.

Buck, If you like second-hand lipstick, you would love Black Honey. It is very shear :)

Mrs. Bear said...

Ahhhh...Black Honey...I wore the Clinic "Black Honey" in the "lip pot" (a small container of wonderful lip gloss) I used it for years...it was not even a color that I would consider was good for me but I loved the color so...I wore it...bet I got my first one from Sandra's makeup cast offs. LOL Lynda was the true queen. Life changes. I was at the rodeo where Jessie was riding and using that Queen Wave. Enough of memories...it will bring tears. I love you Lou

Bag Blog said...

Anny, I have lots of memories of Lynda - she was a special friend. Maybe I will post pictures of Jesse as the rodeo queen - pretty funny!

Towanda said...

I've never used Clinique Black Honey but I am in the experimenting mode so maybe I will try it -- you NEED lip gloss out here in New Mexico as you know!

Love the picture -- I haven't ridden a horse in years -- bad knees and hips -- but we sure had fun on our horses when we were kids in New York. The picture brings back some good memories.

Catherine MacDermott said...

Ah yes, Black Honey and White Shoulders perfume....such sweet memories (so pun intended!). Thanks for the blast from the past and the way my senses took me back to those tender, innocent years! You do that so well Lou!