Cousin Mona: "My precious Uncle H.L is 88 Yrs old. I surprised him today. He always was a super sharp dresser.. He always had on Cowboys boots, Western Shirt, creased jeans, and a fancy belt buckle... He has a closet full of Cowboys boots and they are nice, I took a few pictures (of the 20 something pairs) and the rack of belt buckles hang in his closet.. I have such wonderful memories of this sweet man.. In the town of Mercer, Mo"
his daughters commented that he had boots of ostrich and eel and horse hair. the red and black boots Custom made like Ernest Tubbs, his favorite musician. Dad sings just like Tubb! and his retirement cake was even a boot!