Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Family Photographs - Post 8: Randy and his Horsey

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply cannot have a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver family collection:



So who is that darling little blond boy sitting so proudly on the horse, dressed up in chaps, bandanna and cowboy hat? Why - it's 4-year old Randy in about 1948!

My brother and I were big fans of the cowboys in the movies, on the radio and on the television. We would re-create dialogue from Hopalong Cassidy TV show, which was our favorite. We watched Hopalong Cassidy, Lone Ranger, the Cisco Kid, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Davy Crockett and several other cowboy shows on TV during the 1950's.

I believe that this was taken by a professional photographer who came around the neighborhood with his horse, cowboy clothing for kids to wear, and his camera. I have no idea what the horse's name was! I don't know what the setting was - my guess is that it was in Balboa Park because of the tall eucalyptus trees in the background. We lived at 30th and Hawthorn Streets, just five blocks from Grape Street Park (28th and Grape Streets) in San Diego, which had a grassy play area between two eucalyptus groves.

4 comments:

Genealogy Gems said...

Yippee-aye-o...what a cutie!
Lisa at www.GenealogyGems.TV

footnoteMaven said...

You are sooo cute!

And I can't imagine you ever being wordless.

fM

Terry Thornton said...

And HERE'S RANDY, Writer of the Purple Sage --- err, make that RIDER of the Purple Sage. What a fun photo. Thanks for showing it.
TERRY

CMPointer said...

Love it ~ cowboy dreams!