May 26, 2019 2 min read 6 Comments

Wolfpack Selfie: Susanne Ames

Where are you from?

I was born on the U.S. Naval Base in Portsmouth, Virginia. My dad was in the Navy, and we never lived anywhere for longer than three years. I spent my childhood between San Diego and Long Beach and then Tsoying, Taiwan, where my father was a military advisor to the Chinese military. I ultimately graduated from a Dodds school in Tainan, Taiwan. Following graduation, I stayed with my family to work at the American Officer's Club and teach English at the Chinese Naval Academy. When we ultimately returned to the United States, I tried college, but it was "high school with ashtrays," and not for me. So I got a job working as a legal secretary in a large bank in San Francisco. While there, one of my girlfriends and I applied for the Foreign Service when the recruiters were in town, in the late ‘70s, I started a new career and life that spanned the next 32 years in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.

When did you discover Double D Ranch?

On a trip to Texas to visit family. My love for Double D Ranch clothing began with the purchase of my very first broomstick skirt. It has continued through the years, and I still have every broomstick skirt I ever purchased. They are as beautiful today as they were the day I bought them. I would have to say they were then—and they still are—my favorite item of Double D Ranch, and I live for the day they come back to the inventory.

What are you up to now?

My husband and I are retired from a combined 63 years in the Foreign Service, and we spend as much time as possible road tripping around the United States. We intend to cover as much of the country as we can and then start over. Double D Ranch has, and continues to play a large part in all our activities. I am an ambassador for the brand, whether I’m standing on a beach in Phuket, Thailand; wandering the back alleys of Guangzhou, China; or sitting on my patio here in Magnolia, Texas. The clothing is timeless, and the designs and quality are unmatched. Double D Ranch is my comfort zone.


6 Responses

Pat Neveux
Pat Neveux

January 15, 2020

Sue continues to lead the most interesting life. Ask her about our adventure in Corsicana . She is a well dressed fun friend.

Pat Neveux
Pat Neveux

January 15, 2020

Sue continues to lead the most interesting life. Ask her about our adventure in Corsicana . She is a well dressed fun friend.

Tayler
Tayler

November 03, 2019

Really, a very nice collection you have and great ideas. Very interesting story. I am also running Selfie Station Photo Booth and I was searching for the ideas that I can use in my booth station. By reading your story now I will implement this in my business. Keep writing blogs like this.

Lisa Henderson
Lisa Henderson

May 28, 2019

WOW! I’m impressed by such an exciting story Susanne. What a true patriot you are! Can’t wait to meet you someday soon. Thanks for sharing your story.

Mari Montgomery
Mari Montgomery

May 28, 2019

A great read! What an intriguing career. Thanks for sharing the story and the great pics. The pics show such exuberance for life :-)

LARISSA KOSTRUBA
LARISSA KOSTRUBA

May 28, 2019

HI .Wolf Pack Sista … nice to meet You … ..I from Ont. Canada .. and I too find My comfort zone in my DDR ..jackets .boots ..
I also have been following as they have grown for so many years and so eloquently and filling the zone we All miss …..AND look for .. …Our lives are filled with SOOO many twists and turns and hidden agendas we sometimes don’t expect ….But no matter where You are or what life has thrown at you … ..One can always ……go on line look at where and what DOUBLE D RANCH is doing , preparing ,, traveling open the lookbooks .. … maybe do some shopping … whether it’s out just New or on the Wednesday sale list …….You can open Your closet , and look at your Treasures from DDR… and of COURSE wear them and feel like a part of belonging .. a WOLF PACK SISTER ……so no matter if you are , out front or shy and coming on into being a DDR WOLF PACK SISTER … ,WE ALL WELCOME EACH OTHER FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WITH OPEN HOWLS TO .. LOVE AND ENJOY OUR DOUBLE D RANCH …. TREASURES .. ..
SO A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU’S.. .. and HEAR ABOUT YOU …and HOWL HOWL HOWL FROM ONT. CANADA

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