Wednesday, April 3, 2013

backyard buckaroos

Jennie and Brooky Finlayson riding the range.
Our world was filled with cowboys on the small and big screen.  We had Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys and his wife Dale Evans who was Queen of the West.  Gene Autry was The Singing Cowboy, but the best cowboys not only wore white hats and could handle a shoot'n iron, but had golden singing voice.

Some cowboys didn't sing, but were like cowboy super heroes like The Long Ranger and Zorro!  Most kids of the 50's and 60's were all about dressing and living the cowboy way ~ living by Gene Autry's Cowboy Code.  Our TV cowboys wanted us to wear the white hat in life and be good little buckaroos.

Most of our heroes back then were cowboys.  There were so many of them then.  We knew them all too.  We knew their sidekicks and even their horses' names.  We all wanted to be cowboys.   I'm sure most of you baby-boomer's out there have an old black and white picture or two of little backyard buckaroos in your photo album.


Brooky and Jennie
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