The Magazine's riddle: the solution

Mike Mudrey

Message 58583 · 4 May 2010 23:14:04 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I'll toss in my two bits..

I thought it was a a strip the willow figure with blue shirt and red shirts.

In the American west the dances with all males, the men who danced as
women wore a bandana or kerchief tied to the left wrist
I have danced this way in the intermountain west (read wyoming) with an apron.

>In frontier days men danced with each other when women were not
>available. Accordng to an early settler in Texas, "The gentle sex
>were few in number at the dance... Two men had to dance together to
>make a set." Another account states that "due to the scarcity of
>young women, a number of young bachelors who were either smooth
>shaven or wore polished shoes were designated as ladies." There were
>also "stag" dances with no women. "Heifer branded" men, those
>dancing the woman's role, wore handkerchiefs tied around one
>arm.[14] At other times men dancing the role of the woman wore
>aprons.[15] Miners in the
><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/California_Gold_Rush>California
>Gold Rush danced with one another if ladies were not available.[16]

from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country-western_dance

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