I was reading a blog yesterday where a lady was replacing chair seats with a paisley pattern material. There is something about paisley that I love. Paisley can be in any colors but my favorite combination is blue and green. I have been looking for a western style shirt in paisley but I guess cowboys don't wear paisley, BUT they do wear paisley vests. Remember Maverick and other sharp dressed gamblers and dudes? So, I have been looking for a paisley vest.
Now, as I said above, I do love paisley but sometimes it can be slightly over done. A long time ago, I used to work for Pullman-Standard in Butler, PA and for some special occasion or a special customer request (my CRS is acting up and I cant remember) they painted a huge covered hopper rail road car blue and green paisley. Oh heart, be still. . . what a sight!!
Now, that wasn't the only rail road cars that we made there at Pullman-Standard that were not quite "standard" looking. One time a customer (I think it was CARGILL) ordered a fleet of covered hoppers and wanted every one of them to be completely painted pink except for the black lettering identifying the car and the customer. That, in my opinion, was not a pretty sight. Pink rail road cars seems to be a sacrilege to me. Back when I was a kid they all were black. Maybe that is because of all the coal dust and smoke that was produced from those old coal burning steam engines. Now, those were the days.
OK, I quit at Pullman after 17 years and moved on. After a couple of moves to a different states, I wound up north of Fort Worth in Texas Now, this was many years after the pink covered hoppers were made. If you have ever been in that country you know that it is wide open and you can see for ever. A few miles from my place there were RR tracks and one day I looked down there and saw a whole train, except for the engines and the caboose, made up of those pink rail road cars. There was no escaping them. They found me 2000 miles away!!! Now, I hope I didn't ruin the last day in your weekend with pink RR cars, but try to have a great day anyway, you hear?