A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 11, 2008
“West Texas Girls…don’t wear lip gloss during a dust storm”

"West Texas Girls...don’t wear lip gloss during a dust storm” is a T-shirt saying. Glenn Dromgoogle’s book 100 Great Things About Texas (2005) lists this as Great Thing #34: “Sticky Situation - West Texas women know not to wear lip gloss during a dust storm.” The origin of the saying is unknown, but the wisdom has also appeared in other states and countries where dust storms occur.


Texas Star Trading Co.
WEST TEXAS GIRL T-SHIRT
Price: $16.95
Quantity in Basket: none
West Texas Girls ... don’t wear lip gloss during a dust storm. Wise advice on a pale pink 100% cotton T. Smaller women’s fit with round neckline. You might consider ordering a size larger than you normally wear. An additional $2 will be added for XX-Large size. SORRY....NOT AVAILABLE IN SIZE LARGE.

OCLC WorldCat record
100 great things about Texas
by Glenn Dromgoole
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: Abilene, Tex. : State House Press : Distributed by Texas A & M University Press, ©2005

All is hardcore when made with love
May 24th, 2006
Drove to Dubai today. Well, my mom drove. I refuse to get behind the wheel of a car here; it’s ridiculously dangerous. It’s only about an hour away from Abu Dhabi, but it’s across basically nothing but desert. I usually enjoy it because I can see a lot of camels on the way, but today? Dust storm.

Never put on lip gloss in a dust storm. 

flickr
Yet another dust storm
Uploaded on September 22, 2007
by Sushibyrd
COMMENTS
Jenn & Jr says:
Note to self: never wear lip gloss in a dust storm
(I learned this living in North Dakota...)

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The stars at night are big and bright (clap, clap, clap, clap) …
March 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm (Abilene, Books, Family, Quotes/Lyrics, Trips)
… deep in the heart of Texas!

In addition to reading to me every night as a child, my dad would often sing to me as well, and I distinctly remember requesting the “perfume” song many a night … “The sage in bloom is like perfume (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas.”

I just got back on Friday from my whirlwind tour of Texas, visiting family and friends from Amarillo to San Angelo (with Lubbock and Abilene in between). Four different stops all on or around my birthday meant four different birthday celebrations and even four different birthday cakes! My mom went a little Texas crazy in regard to presents, giving me a Texas flag blanket, Texas salt and pepper shakers, a Texas notepad, etc. I guess she figures this way I won’t forget my home once I’m over 1000 miles away. I was most amused by a little book she gave me entitled “100 Great Things About Texas.” Here’s a fun sampling:

Great Thing #34: Sticky Situation - West Texas women know not to wear lip gloss during a dust storm.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Wednesday, June 11, 2008 • Permalink


I never heard of “Never put on lip gloss in a dust storm”, but I love it!!!

Posted by Roy  on  05/28  at  05:43 PM

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