Cowboy Mike

Submitted by Michael Ely June 16th, 2010
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Howdy Partners!

Okay, I have been having a heck of a time trying to post a profile photo. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. First it says my pic is too large, then because it’s a JPEG. I ain’t so smart when it comes to these computer things!

Anyhoo, here’s a pic of me in front of my house in 1956 when I was three years old and living in Norwalk, CA. Believe it or not, I remember it like it was yesterday. A nice man with a pony came walking down our street offering photo opportunities for all of the neighborhood children to pose on the pony for the price of $2.50. He even supplied the cowboy outfit for us to wear (although I am wearing my own Howdy Doody style cowboy shirt). As you can see, the pony was gorgeous. I remember being thrilled getting to ride on him, if only for a brief moment.

One Response to “Cowboy Mike”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love this photo. It drips with how excited you were. I would’ve died if anyone walked down the street in Detroit offering photos on a pony when I was growing up.

    This looks like a miniature horse. Was it or was it a pony?

    I wish you still had your cowboy outfit.

    As to what’s going wrong getting your profile photo in you can email me the photo with your name and password and I’ll try to get it in for you. [email protected]