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The pictorial exhibit design:

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The Pictorial Exhibit Design

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A.   A few Details about the Pictorial Exhibit.
The making of the pictorial exhibit took a lot of work and time.   But it was fun and it helped me learn that I too have some artistic abilities.  You too can make any pictorial exhibit design.  It takes motive and concentration.

Judy making pictorial exhibit

The pictorial exhibit and its design was the best way to show the artistic genius of my dad.   By designing and making an 8-feet long pictorial exhibit out of heavy wood, I was able to depict dad’s life story from the various events that had been included.

The pictorial exhibit was made of a heavy plywood with a centerpiece and two equal sides that folded to the center or out from the center.
The pictorial’s exhibit was an accumulation of dad’s creative innovations; rare pictures, unique stories; musical talent; his awe-inspiring sculpture and his building activities.

I am Judy, the designer and builder of the Pictorial Exhibit and my dad were named William Harry Wheeler.  His life is depicted in the exhibit by certain events that I am sharing with my visitors to this Website.

Each event in his life which began in 1935 until his death in 1997, included his background and his interest.  The exhibit also included dad’s innovations; rare pictures, stories and other surprises. 

B.   What Motivated me to build a pictorial exhibit about my dad, William Harry Wheeler. 

  

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My mule stories–invitation to a tea party

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Francis had an invitation to a Tea Party at a fancy hotel downtown

Can you imagine a mule going to a fancy hotel to attend a tea party given by a group of elderly ladies?  I had to answer the invitation because Francis—that’s the name of my dad’s mule—did not know how to speak the language of those elederly women.  It is a matter of symantics.

donkey eating grass

 Francis was a friendly mule who loved my dad.  His mule followed him anywhere.  Mom stayed away, but she loved him too.   We all loved Francis.

This particular story is about,  “Francis at the Tea Party”.

Dad found this wild mule in Palo Duro  Canyon near Amarillo.  It is the second biggest Canyon in the United States.   It is worth a visit. 

Francis kicked up a storm when he was put in a Horse Trailor.   Why did not dad get a Mule Trailor?    Francis would have behaved beautifully!The small Canyon in the panhandle of Texas

Dad tamed the mule and also taught him how to drink coca cola from a coke bottle.  He managed this in the lot behind our home in Canyon, Texas.

Now, Francis followed dad all the time; whenever possible. Mules are like that.   They will favor one person and will be faithful forever.

Dad would be doing some project and the mule would be right there behind dad’s back.  I guess Francis was curious.

They are usually devoted to one individual.  You can read about mules.  They are so fascinating to learn about. 

Francis’ reputation grew as a mule who behaved beautifully and it came to no surprise that some elderly ladies invited dad and Frances to a Tea Party at a certain dining room in a fancy motel downtown Amarillo.

By the way, my dad’s name was William Harry Wheeler.  He did many wonderful things in his life.    

Anyway, Dad told these ladies that he would be glad to bring Francis to the hotel to attend their “Tea Party” thinking that the publicity about Francis would not hurt the curio shop business.   It was the days when “Francis the talking mule” was so popular.                                                                 

Francis’ reputation grew as one a mule who always behaved beautifully.  It came to no surprise that some elderly ladies invited dad and Frances to a Tea Party at a certain dining room in a fancy motel downtown Amarillo.   

This image looks like the same lobby Francis went to his tea party.   Well, maybe not quite so elegant.

Hotel lobby of the William Penn Hotel

Here is a picture of a tea room in a fancy hotel.   It looks like the one Francis went to for his tea party.

an hotel tea room

Dad later repeated the story to all of us about how Francis behaved.  We were all anxious to know.  Francis and his antics.  If we had a way of listening, we could listen to his jokes, complaints, and the ‘coke machine’ clinking the nickles stories. 
 Well, the hotel people led Francis across the beautiful, elegant lobby to the elevator.  Now then, Dad was worried.
Dad thought that even though Francis behaved so beautifully at Home; yet, this was a first to go to a party!! 
The valley opened the door to the lobby.  There were delicate items around that was entertaining to look at.  Dad knew Francis would not bother the items.
Francis walked slowly across the large lobby to the elevator.
As you know a mule doesn’t go to a furnished bathroom, so Dad was a little nervous Francis would use the elevator on the trip up as a restroom.   But Francis behaved beautifully!
He seemed to enjoy the trip in the elevator.

Well, will Francis continue to behave?

Next, they walked down a long hallway to the tea room.  Now, dad became really nervous.

So now I want you to picture a gorgeous room with many tables and balloons way up high.  It was bright and distracting.   All these ladies were dressed up to the tee.  

(pardon my pun)    The bottom picture above shows a tea room just like the tea room dad took Francis to visit these ladies.

Francis was led up by one of the ladies to the front of the tea room so that everyone would see him.                                                                                                                                                         

After the whoo’s and aha’s, the leader of the group gave a small talk while the ladies drank their tea and ate their cakes and cucumber sandwiches.   Francis was standing next to her.

Again dad was a little more afraid Francis would use the tea room as a restroom.   Dad tried to look calm; not worried.    He was not even thinking about the possibility of Francis biting!!

Time passed slowly for dad.  One minute was like an hour.   Sweat was dripping from his neck and pouring under his armpits

Will Francis continue to behave even more?

To ask a question and answer yes or no.

                                                                                                                                                                             Yes?      No?

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The mule story–the unexpected call

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The Unexpected Call—dreaded and late

How would you react to a late unexpected call from the police

while you were asleep in bed?

 Francis is Keeping Company with the Police at 2:00 in the Morning.

It was a morning just like this.  A time for sleeping waiting for dawn.

early morning dawn

One late night late, dad received a call from the police.   They said,

Mr. Wheeler, you need to come out and take a look at your mule!!

Do calls from the police make it a polite complaint?

Dad rushed out and ran to the front of the curio shop where Francis was kept in the back.  

With only his slippers and the same pants and shirt, dad had worn earlier that night, he ran with tears in his eyes.  

That mule loved dad and followed him everywhere and this story is understandably a concern for Dad.

Do you think so too?    Find out how Dad handled the call.

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My mule stories-busload of kids

An introduction to Francis, our beautiful mule who loved drinking cokes and who entertained thousands of tourist over 50 years ago.

He is talking to you.  “Heeeee Haa.”  This is the story about the busload of kids who gave Francis one or more bottles of coca cola one day.

They were excited and ready.   Every time a kid went to the coke machine, he would loudly cry our his mule talk.  “Heeeeee-Haa.”    The ‘heeee’ tone is deep down and low in the throat.   Then the ‘ha’ tone is made abruptly and raised high in the throat.   The kids understood what Francis was saying.

Now, you may ask me what does a mule story have to do with 501 Levi jeans for men?

I would say,  my vivid memories of those days of the big 47-foot cowboy, brings a wealth

of reminders of the denim jeans that the big cowboy wore.   Many tourists touched the denim

jeans and the cowboy and put their kids on top of the shoe to take pictures.  But that memory

extends to other things my dad did which the tourist enjoyed.                                                                                                             Writer of mule stories

I wrote some stories recently that just reminded me of that day over 50 years ago.   Yep!  My mule stories.

 

 

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The big 47 foot cowboy

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The big 47-foot cowboy

501 Levi ® original fit and tall & big original fit jeans for men.    The tall and big fit jeans for men describes the big cowboy! 
Levi jeans began in 1873 and in 1960, these famous Tall and big original fit jeans were made especially for the first and the only 47-foot statue of a cowboy.  That is because there are no other statues of this kind that were ever built.
Here where I live, there are several limitations, but they are a lot smaller and do not have real Levi jeans on them.
Today the reputation for the Levi name continues as did the popularity of those original fit blue jeans had earned for the cowboy.

 

W. H. Wheeler's big cowboy

A Reputation Builder!

I would like to personally thank a very dear person, Angelica Paez, who has generously allowed me to show this picture of the big cowboy with his right foot on top of the curio shop porch.   
She is the owner of this picture and is a Vintage photo collector.  I am indebted to her and am proud to display this beautiful picture of my dad’s business and the big cowboy he so dearly loved.

Who Built This Statue of a Big Cowboy?

The big tall cowboy was built by my dad, William Harry Wheeler in 1960, and wore real denim blue jeans, made by the employees of a Levi manufacturing plant nearby.
The big tall cowboy gained his vast reputation throughout the United States, because not only was he the tallest cowboy statue, but that he had the esteem, the art, the love and the recognition for wearing real Levi Strauss jeans.

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Funny stories about the big cowboy

Funny Stories About the Cowboy

There are many funny stories that was told to me or that I was present at the time.  Tourists saw the cowboy and thought he was a plane.   I was given stilts and was ready to run.  The cowboy’s shirt was made in a gymnasium, but it ended up too small.  Dad did not tell them.

I have pictures that will put a smile on your face.  Do you want a cure?  Try on a laugh.

Light and shadow brings happiness

 

laughter with a smilesome men talking and laughing

This picture is from the collection of Angelica Paez.  She bought this picture from a person in Houston.  Now Angelica is the owner. Angelica is an artist herself and does not mind her picture being posted.  It is registered, however.

This is the picture of the big cowboy and the curio shop in early 1963.  The picture brings back many memories of funny stories about the big cowboy and the special 501 original tall & big original fit jeans for men.

Francis. the mule and the big 47-foot cowboy are stories of interest and fun.

Tex Randall

 

Let me introduce myself.  I am Judy and my Dad is the one who built the 47-foot cowboy including the motel and curio shop and a 22-foot cowboy.  Dad’s name was William Harry Wheeler.  See if you can spot my dad in this picture.

Wheeler's 22-foot cowboy

My Mom’s first name was Gayneyl.   She was the businesswoman.  {dad did not care for paperwork.}

 

She also was a piano teacher and a composer.   While we lived in Canyon, she spent some time at West Texas State University–now called West Texas A&M University working as an accompanist for students in Voice Classes.

Dad knew denim 501 Levi® jeans would be the fashion of young people.   The denim western shirt was popular among cowboys.

In the 1950’s and 196o’s, there were real cowboys.   Some today only wear the cowboy outfits but have never even ridden a horse or rounded up cattle.

The curio shop called the Corral Curio Shop was just 15 miles from Amarillo, Texas.   The town was named Canyon.   We moved there in 1952.   In 1963, Dad sold the business when I was at Amarillo College.

Business was doing great.  He sold the curio shop and motel so that his youngest son would have more opportunities and recognition as a genius in the city of Amarillo rather than the small provincial town of Canyon about 15 miles from Canyon.

I am forever thankful to Levi Strauss Manufacturing Company for providing the jeans.   A tent and awning company made the typical shirt of the 1950’s.

Levi Strauss sewing manufacturing company in Amarillo made the 501 Levi® denim jeans for tall and big men.

This is the setting for the funny stories about the big cowboy.

One funny Story–The Making of the Western Shirt!

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Everyone has a story-teachers cut cotton

everyone has a story title

 

My friends,  this is a long entertaining play that I wrote.  You may need to divide your time in reading it or you may want to read to the end.    I have an intermission.  If you would like to stop there or at any time and go to my other posts or pages, please do so.
The purpose of this play that I wrote is to entertain and to bring you “close” to a company I have loved since the 1960’s because Levi Strauss & Co. fitted my dad’s 47- foot cowboy with their 501 original jeans.   ENJOY THE PLAY.

INTRODUCTION of the theater program.

Play’s Long Title– How Judy and Maggie  Relate the work of slaves chopping cotton to how Levi Strauss integrated factories with Black Americans long before the Civil Right’s Act of the 1960’s.

Play’s short Title-Levi plays a part in Black American History Concerning Slaves.

Act 1

Judy and Maggie learn about the role and work of the slave in the U. S.

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A Restored slave cabin.  Laura Plantation near Vacherie, Louisiana.

Ray

This is a story about how Judy learned a little surprise about chopping cotton.   Her history class would benefit by researching how Levi Strauss, maker of 501 jeans for men and other styles of fashion did his part to symbolically free the black American by giving him his civil rights.

Relating her experience in the small town in Oklahoma, her students would realize the importance of their research.

slaves-in-the-field

Abby, Ella. “Slavery.” Emaze. Contributor public page.  www.emaze.com/slavery

Author of Play

According to what I have been told throughout the years in my life, the Wikipedia well expresses slavery, especially those in the field, is this manner.

Field slaves usually worked in the fields from sunrise to sundown, while being monitored by an overseer. The Overseer

was there to make sure that slaves did not slow down or cease their field work until the day was over.

Wikipedia contributors, “Field slaves in the United States.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.  4 Aug. 2016. Web. Nov. 23, 2016

The first part of this play takes place in a little town and a cotton field in Oklahoma.   The dialogue begins with two high school history teachers; friends who live in Dallas.

Open little theater

Ray— 

This is the stage in the late 1950’s that was used in this play. I may include it in other places to remind you that it is a play. It starts with two friends talking about their teaching jobs at the middle school nearby.  They are in Judy’s home relaxing after a long day of teaching.   Maggie lives nearby, and it is their habit to drink coffee and talk about their students and their history lessons.

But this ‘day’ would prove to be distinctive for both Maggie and Judy.  It was their lesson in history that would not be forgotten.

MaggieI am still elated that the kids are excited to learn about the cotton manufacturing plants.”

Judy” I am on the same lesson plan.”

Maggie I concentrate more on the cotton manufacturing process.”

Judy  “They just learned today in my class about all the products that can be made with cotton.   There are a lot of products and information the Story of cotton shows  When we came to the part about jeans, they all laughed.”

Maggie— “They said The Jingle, did they not?”

                  Pat,  Pat                                                                                                                                          clap,                                                                                                                                 snap  to  the, snap to the rhythm,  pat– pat 

         Judy “Here we go now–“                                                                                                                                                                                         RHYTHMtalk the talk

         Judy–“Find me jeans.”         

 

Maggie—“Jeans for me too?”

          Judy—“For you jeans?”

 Maggie—“501 Levi jeans?”

          Judy “Find me Levi jeans too, please”

 Maggie “501 Levi jeans for you too?”

 

Row, David, “Lesson, Songs, Ideas.”    Make Moments Matter.  Educational Teacher’s Guide,  Web. 24 Sept. 2016  “clicking fingers to the beat of the RHYTHM”                    

      Judy“Find me jeans too, please.”snapping finger

Maggie“501 Levi jeans for men?”

       Judy“Find me 501 Levi original jeans and tall & big original fit jeans

Maggie“Find me jeans too, please?

 

Row, David, “Lesson, Songs, Ideas.”    Make Moments Matter.  Educational Teacher’s Guide,  Web. 24 Sept. 2016  “clicking fingers to the beat of the RHYTHM”            

Weagley, Vance. “How to Snap Your Fingers.” The 11 Most Unnecessary ‘How To’ Guides on the Web.”   Feb.2009. www.cracked.com/article_17018_the 11-most-unnecessary-how-to guides.

Ray

Judy and Maggie discuss their trip to Oklahoma to visit Maggie’s family.  They both looked forward to visiting relatives and having fun at the Jute joint owned by Maggie’s aunt.  Maggie went often and Judy was happy to visit there.

Maggie went often and Judy was pleased to be invited

fun at the juke joint

Biafra, Jello. “Feature: History of the Juke Joint.”   WordPress Blog post.  Rock and Roll Junkie.  June 2015. Web. 23 Nov. 2016

MaggieMy grandma’s stories will make you cry and laugh too.   Do you know why the slave was called a lazy coon in my family when they were slaves?”
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Picture of hookworms>>Walsh, Michael. “Hookworm.” Infection Landscapes. Other Infectious Diseases and Microbe sites. web. 13 Feb. 2012. Accessed Nov. 23, 2016. http://www.infectionlandscapes.org/2012/02/hookworm.html#uds-search-results

Maggie—“ According to the article about “Hookworms” caused the slave to be protein and iron deficient; not to mention the hard work involved working in the field all day.

The slave did not wear shoes and this is where the slave most likely got the infectious disease.  The slaves were not lazy since they worked in the field.    And then had to take care of responsibilities upon return home from the field.”

Judy “I agree.  I did not know about hookworms being responsible for the slave’s image of laziness that prevailed in the Civil War times. That is another research item for my students.”

Ray

While staying with Maggie’s aunt Dot, Judy learned how to cook tripe.

Judy—  “What is it you are cooking?   Can I help?”                                               

Dot  “Mmm?  No there isn’t anything to do here?  Do you like tripe?”

Judy “Ugh?   Not sure.  What is tripe?  How do you cook tripe?”

                                                                             Dot—

“Tripe is just the lining of a cow’s stomach.  I am cleaning it; prepare tripegetting rid of the fat.  After that, I will put it in the pot on the stove and simmer it for about 2 1/2 hours.  I am cooking it for my ‘no good husband’.  You can have some tripe too or you can eat the chicken saved from last night.

Image from Spain  Lastras, Javier.  “Tripe.”  Blogspot.  Flickr.  8 Jan. 2010. Accessed Nov. 23, 2016.  www.flickr.com/photos/jlastras/4259276417  

Judy– Well, this time, I will eat the chicken.”  

 

After eating we all took a short nap and then walked to the Jute joint.  It became quite lively later on in the evening but I loved listening and dancing to the soul music.  Everyone had fun!!

The next few days, we talked with Maggie’s family.   Grandma talked about the days she was a slave.

Ray

Friday morning, everyone got up early to go to the farm to chop cotton.  Judy and Maggie were asked to help with the work.

JudyOf course I would love to go, but I do not know how to pick cotton.”

Maggie  “Don’t worry about that.  I will give you a garden hoe and show you how to chop cotton.  We will start at 5:00 in the morning.  And  I’ll have a hat for you to wear, but make sure you put on your jeans.”

Judy  

Soon we stopped beside the little track of a road, and I noticed there was no cotton that I could see.   Where is the cotton I asked in surprise.

Maggie—“Oh I am sorry,  We are going to chop cotton.  It makes it so that there will be more room for all the cotton, I guess.   Now here we have your garden hoe that you can use.”

 

(I do not know where this picture came from but it was a free image.)

Ray

Judy was surprised.    After meeting the other friends of Maggie and finished loading the extra supplies to the farmhouse, it was time to chop cotton.

INTERMISSION

{Go and relax for a while if you are tired of reading.  I hope you have enjoyed the play so far.  You may even want to check out my blogs or the pages to my website.  Comment too.}

Visitors, please continue at your own pace and email me at  judy@findmejeans.com.  I only use the email to let my visitors learn about a new post or Website that I have written.   If you are ready, please go to the second act.

Act 2

Judy’s time in the cotton field with Maggie in Oklahoma.   Levi Strauss & Co. integrate their factories and hire  Black Americans long before the Civil Rights Act on the 1960s.

MaggieWe are going to start on this side and go on down this row to the end. Let me show you how.”  

JudyThe rows seemed long to me but I was ready to start.

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Wolcott, Marion Post, Photographer. “Bayou Bourbeau Plantation.”  Gallery by Christie. Library of Commerce.  circa 1940. accessed Nov. 24, 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/christie4679/galleries/72157623356053553/                

Judy

The plants and the weeds looked all the same.   Maggie demonstrated the chopping of cotton for me once again.  I started on my row and looked down to the end.  

It did not seem that far.  I was going pretty fast, but the others were doing it fairly fast too.  A little later, I started to slow down to an unsteady pace.  It was getting unbelievably wretched.

I was getting a more sweaty.  By the time we had reached the end of the row to go back, we all drank a lot of water first.

I thought it was a little too hot to continue, but everyone had started back down the row, and so did I.

About halfway down, or so I thought, my face was starting to be copious with tears of sweat.  My vision was blurred and  I was dizzy and did not complain, but I did slow down a lot.

I had heard a person commenting that the day was a scorcher.  Today there was a new meaning of the word, scorcher.

I looked up and glanced down at the end of my row.   Hot snot!!   It was just too far!  Sweat was pouring down my face like heavy, angry rain.  I heard some people singing.  Can’t remember a note they sang now.

 

Maggie notice me stumbling and talking to myself.  She gave me a rag to wipe my face.   I looked around for a water jug, but apparently, no one had one.

Water, water, water was in my thoughts.  It was at the end of the line, or was it?   Was I in a green desert?

You can see in this picture how hard I was working!

woman sweating and drinking water

Averkamp, Stephanie. “What is Sweat Made Of?” Fitness for Weight Loss, copyright 2015.  Accessed Dec. 17, 2016

To make a long story short, I did not think I could have finished.  My back hurt because you had to chop hard to get the weeds dug out and the garden hoe I used was too short.

Besides that, it was just too hot to work.  Water, water. Water—I was slowing down and was way behind the others who were joking and zipping on down.  Someone noticed me and told Maggie. 

The man said that  ‘I was in low cotton’ today and then she helped me into the truck that was parked in the shade.  I was glad.  When I got back, I took a long swig of water (and poured some on my face).  My T-Shirt was soaked.  When Maggie got back, we just took the truck on back to the farmhouse.

Then we took her car home.   But first, she went to the house to thank the woman who had cooked some beans and rice.  She smiled so kindly.

Judy“I am sorry I did not finish my row.”

Maggie“That is okay.  You are not experienced in working in the sweltering heat. They will work for a few more hours and will be stopping before it gets too hot.  Probably around noon.  {You got to be kidding, I thought!!!}    “Everyone will take a nap, and leave early evening to work the fields again. They will stop when it gets too dark to see.”  

Judy What does it mean, ‘she’s living in low cotton’?”

Maggie“It means that you are just having a bad day.”   

“in low cotton.” McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. 2002. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 8 Nov. 2016 http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/in+low+cotton


Judy
I have thought about that morning several times in my life.   Yes!  I was living in low cotton.  But I wanted to go back someday to try picking cotton once again.  I felt a little sad knowing how the slaves must have felt like having to do the arduous work in the field all day without letup. How could anyone call a slave—lazy?
Yes!  I would have a lot to say to my students in my history class and to teach it in the direction where my students would get a better understanding on how the slave really must have felt by chopping and picking cotton.  

I had also learned how Levi Strauss, the maker of Levi 501 jeans, had his sewing factories integrated before the Civil Rights Act was in place.   The following is an account that happened in The Civil Rights Movement on the 1960’s.   It shows how Levi Strauss was one of the first to integrate his factories.

          Levi Strauss and Co.’s innovations in workplace, practices and social responsibility led the way to corporate

          America throughout much of the 20th century.  For example, the company’s commitment to equal employment

          opportunities diversity predated the U.S. Civil Rights movement of federally mandated desegregation by two 

          decades.   Levi  Strauss and Co. opened integrated factories in California in the 1940’s.     In 1960, to supply a

          growing need for jeans,  the company expanded production to towns in the Southern United States.  As a pre-

          condition to opening manufacturing plants, the company insisted that the workforce was to be integrated from

          day one, which flew in the face of established regional norms.   The company encountered fierce community

          resistance, but eventually provided and set an example for other employers to follow.

  
                     Strauss, Levi & Co.  “Original for 150 years: Story of Levi Strauss.”  PRNews Release.  01 May 2003.  Accessed Dec. 1, 2016.

Judy–continues.  In researching Levi Strauss & Company, I learned their issues of desegregation, equal rights, sustainability, and other important social events were topics my student would find relevant and engrossing.  

Their example being first in many social awareness issues gives evidence that the icon, Levi Strauss, maker of the first 501 Levi jeans for men, is still, in spirit, with the same example of his business acuity, honesty, and hard work

He was generous with his charity and in fact. he was known for his philanthropy.   The Levi Strauss & Co has also donated lots of money to various charities with the real idea of helping.  

And when the history lesson comes to the turbulent times of the 1950’s and the 1960’s there will be a variety of research findings.  

Individuals and companies did their share of the issues of those nervous times and sometimes violent times.  But I know that my experience with chopping cotton and relating it to the slaves will perk up and magnify their interest.

My students loved the 47-foot cowboy who Levi Strauss fitted with Levi jeans in 1960.  The next project will involve the production of the jeans from cotton fields to the distribution of the final product-Levi denim jeans.

The picture is owned by Angelica Paez.  Visit her on facebook and Ipernity.  You can see her works on Y Scrapatorium.   I am grateful for her generosity and loving concern for me.  Her artwork probably began as a young child, but she has been doing a particular style of art for twenty years.  I met her on a website called Ipernity. 

This story play is dedicated to Levi Strauss, Angelica Paez, and Tracey Panek of Levi Strauss & Co. from me, the writer, Judy Kingsberry and my dad’s cowboy seen here on this page, the 47-foot cowboy.
49 foot cowboy statue

THE END OF STORY Of the Drama written by Judy.

Please leave any comments or questions here.  Judy feels everyone is important.  That is the reason my motto is, “Everyone has a Story.” What is your story?   Are any of you familiar with chopping or picking cotton my hand?

If you had a company, what would your values be in the making of your product?  Please, I would like for you to give me feedback and critique about this story.   I would like to hear from all of you.

Maybe you can share a few Southern expressions or idioms of your own.  Perhaps, you may have a story to tell too.  You are my readers and hopefully, by reading this play and the page, 501 jeans, you will understand my love for 501 Levi original fit jeans.

Thank you!!   email comments, questions, and/or request to judy@findmejeans.com   Just leaving a comment is fine too.   Judy, owner of the Website, https://findmejeans.com   The title of my Website is 501 Levi original and tall & big original fit jeans.

If you leave this site, please remember that the big cowboy says, “Y’all come back when ya feel like it!  Here?”

 

How to wash jeans-label and tips

      BASIC WAY TO CLEAN YOUR DENIM JEANS 

  • READ LABEL FOR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS for your 501 Levi Denim jeans and for tall and big, original and regular sizes.

  • The number one recommendations are to never wash your jeans or else wash then every 6 months.  (It all depends on the type of exposure you have when wearing your jeans.

  • If for example, you work outside in yard work, then probably you will need to wash your jeans.  I say to have an old pair to do this kind of work and have other pairs for extended wear.

  • Use common sense.  If you get frustrated or whatever, contact me by email with the comment box.   Various methods are added in the posts concerning the care of your jeans.)

To wash your jeans, turn jeans inside out.  ( Wash only dark jeans with other dark jeans, but use just a few together.

This is not the case with lighter colors because dark colors will more than likely fade on other light-colored jeans.)

Well here is my advice using other website and experience using common sense.

Use detergent made specifically for washing jeans or a color protection detergent.    If you like Woolite, make sure it says on the bottle “dark”  There are others you may want to use that I have included below with a link to your convenience.  Any laundry soap you use, be careful and read the label.

You do not need a lot of laundry soap.  It all depends on how dirty your jeans are, and the more you use, the longer the rinse cycle.  

This is advice that is useful for sheets, for example, if you wash them often.  I use less than what the label says because I clean them often and they are not that dirty. 

  •        Select the coldest gentle cycle to wash.  Many times the directions say to wash in warm water!

  •       Wash on gentle cycle for a couple of minutes.  May move the jeans with your hands also.  Then rinse and spin to wring out excess water.  Use common sense.   If you have the gentle cycle on your washing machine, so much the better.  

My advice is to not even wash your jeans unless they are dirty.   Again use common sense.   Jeans can stay clean, but they may smell.   Then that is a reason to clean your jeans.

 But like I said, if they are very dirty, then I would probably wash the jeans in a short warm cycle.

  •           Hang jeans on a line in your home if you do not have a dryer or the dryer you have does not have a delicate cycle or that is your decision.is not advisable to use.   It is better to hang the jeans near a window until dry.

  •           If the outside is cool, hang your jeans on a clothesline.   Or if warm outside, do not leave your jeans too long.  Allow them to drip- dry for 1 or 2 hours.  Put the damp jeans

    then on the line in your home.

  •          REMEMBERWait for the sun to go down  (one or two hours before sunset) to hang jeans on a clothesline under a tree or in a cool shade.

    jeans getting dry on a clothes line

  • If this is not possible, then hang jeans on a clothesline in the shaded area in your home until the jeans are completely dry.
         
  •           Fold jeans and put them on a shelf or drawer with enough space to accommodate them.

That’s all folks.  I just want to make one point.  If you do want to put your jeans in the dryer, you can take them out at any point, but do not completely dry them, because they will wrinkle and possible shrink just a little.  Just use common sense.

Like the rest of the post, I have my email and a comment box.  I put these there so I can get some feedback.  Oh yes, you can find my website by searching:  https://findmejeans.com

When my website comes on, then press search on the right side of the list of the posts and you will find the post, ‘How to Wash Your Jeans.’    That is important because the post is not listed.

You have to write in the search box above the list of posts or just press search which is a lot simpler.

There is a song that goes like this.

Find me jeans.   Who wants the jeans?   Me. I want the jeans,  so find me jeans.   Who wants the jeans?   Me. I want the jeans,  so find me jeans.  Silly you.  Why are jeans so silly?   Well silly, find me jeans too.   Who finds them?  I just asked you to the find me jeans.   Who wants the jeans?   Me. I want the jeans, so find me jeans.  Silly you.  Why are jeans so silly?   Well, silly, find me jeans too.   Who finds them?

 

If you are interested in buying  If you are interested in buying 501 Levi original and/or tall & big original fit jeans,  just check out my page listed on top of my website, ‘Order Jeans’ and do not forget the ‘accessories!’    The Order Jeans has some very good short videos.   Like I have said before, “Please let me entertain you!”   But your money is good with Amazon, a great company.   Click on the links and it will take you to Amazon precisely to your product.  I earn a small commission.    It all helps!

For the Comment Section, I would really love to hear how you effectively cleaned your jeans?   What does the label say about washing your jeans?   Do you think it best to not clean your jeans at all?   How about the freezer?   Is that a good way to clean your jeans and have you tried that before?   I really would love to read your comments and others can comment what you have written too.

My email is judy@findmejeans.com  Judy, owner of the website,  https://finemejeans.com 

I will only send email to inform you of a new post or a new Website for you to check-out.   But please, please comment.

My web title is, 501 Levi original and tall & big original fit jeans.

Thanks, I hope we will have a chance to talk again.

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The laundress Classic Denim 
  • Cleans softens and preserves color
  • Highly concentrated | Up to 32 washes
  • Ideal for white, dark, colored denim, distressed, embellished, stretched, and raw denim
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  • Woolite Darks with Color Renew smooths fibers, removes pilling and revives colors, so dark colors stay vivid & bold for longer
  • Keeps the dark clothes you love looking like new even after 30 washes
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