Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys. . .


















I may be somewhat of a "Pollyanna" who likes to look at life through rose-colored glasses, but I've always liked for my heroes to be strong, righting the world of all wrongs, getting the girl in the end, and living happily ever after.
"I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances."~ Roy Rogers
Happy trails, to you my sweet friends, until we meet again!



29 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Aww, I love this! I have always had a crush on John Wayne. My dad is a huge fan, so I grew up watching him and all his movies. I guess that must be why I like manly men so much, lol!!
Hugs,
Amy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... I'm with you, I love cowboys, and movies where the good guys always win, and the guy always gets the girl! I think I told you my daddy bowled on a team with Roy Rogers in Roswell, New Mexico when he was known as Leonard Sly before he became Roy Rogers... I was so proud that he was my daddy's friend... I never missed one of his old tv shows with Dale Evans! Too bad there aren't heroes like these today! John Wayne was such a fabulous man... they just don't make them like that anymore! True Grit is one of my all time favorites! xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Harward said...

He was my favorite too. Once while we were at a wax museum there was information there about John Wayne...He had a face lift! I was a bit disappointed...but then they were Hollywood actors! Come say hi :D

Estela said...

My heroes, too.
I loved.

Connie said...

I love cowboys also, sugar. I remember watching the westerns in the movie theater even before we had television. I just loved and still do the old westerns...
xoxo,
Connie

Marilyn said...

My hubby just loves vintage cowboy shows from his childhood......Me???? Not so much......I always loved "Sky King" cause' my late Uncle Le was a pilot too!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Rosewood Cottage said...

Cowboys remind me of my Dad because he was always watching "Cowboy" movies and Bonanza. Before he passed, my son would go over and watch re-runs with Dad and laugh because he knew all the "lines" by heart. Recently, he watched Bonanza with my Mom just so they could reminisce about Dad! :) Cowboys bring fond memories!

Jeannette said...

Happy Trails to you too my friend. My hero is a cowboy too... my husband. :0) My daddy is a cowboy too, so I guess ALL my heroes are cowboys too.

Annesphamily said...

I am in awe of this post! What a terrific tribute to the grand days of cowboys and treuth and justice for all! Love it!

Come join the postcard exchange! I'd love to have you join!

Hugs and Happy week! Anne

Terra said...

I've been waiting for those stamps to come out so I can buy them. I totally agree with you about cowboys being heroes and observing a code. I read a book about Tom Mix, he was a real cowboy, and my childhood favorite was Hopalong Cassidy and his white horse, Topper.
Great post.

Susan said...

Next time I'm at the post office, it's cowboy stamps for me!
Blessings and Happy Trails!

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
Your post makes me smile :o)
Our former village sheriff is 84 yrs old and still travels to Florida to participate in the "Florida Cowboys." He's something else... Still rides his horse around town...

I'd love to be a cowgirl too!
*Fun Post, Vicki*
Have a sweet week! ~Maria

Elyse said...

i always like happy endings, too.

my son has the cutest cowboy sheets. very retro. i love the imagery.

xo
elyse

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I remember watching quite a few cowboy films and TV programmes (High chaparal)as a child but for me it was the Indiana Jones character who was my kind of hero. ;-)

Have a great week
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

T's Daily Treasures said...

When we would visit my Mammaw in Mississippi for holidays or weekends, I would watch reruns of Roy Rogers on Sunday morning while everyone else would walk down the street to church. :) All your pinks in previous posts are so pretty. The pocket heart and everything you received from Anne so very pretty. I can't imagine displaying lovely china plates in the garden. Around here, they would be grimy in a hurry. I miss the lushness of a beautiful garden. Have a great week. Tammy

Willow said...

You have brought back some good memories. I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to watch Roy Rogers and Sky King. My Mothers favorite was Gunsmoke and I adored John Wayne.

Willow

Paula said...

Hi sweet Vicki, I love what you said, and feel the same way!! Love the quote by Roy Rogers, he is our favorite, then Gene Autry! Happy trails to you sweet friend! :)
Much love to you, Paula

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Well giddy up, girl!
Who doesn't like a guy in a hat...? lol

Mamma don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys? Know that song? I guess you don't agree with that sentiment then!!! lol

ciao bella
thanks for the smiles!

creative carmelina was here! yippee ki ay!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
They were so handsome and so capable of saving the world. I also love the cowboy songs. Great post!
Valerie

Shirley said...

You really brought back the memories with this post. I can remember watching them when tv's first came out. We would go to town with my parents, only visit my brother's house so we could watch the western's. We have John Wayne movies in our collection, because he was one of my favorites. I can remember them all like it was yesterday. Thank you for sharing my friend. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Sares said...

They're a handsome bunch for sure! We need some modern day cowboy heroes. Have a great week Vicki, I am off to see your PS post!

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Barbara said...

Yep Vicki, I am right there with you and I married on about 7 years ago and we are living happily ever after. I got some of those stamps.
Hope you are having a great week!

Barbara

Barbara said...

sorry should be I married one

Mari said...

HELLO VICKI,
A GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART....LOL
WHO COULD RESIST A GOOD LOOKING COW BOY :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Oh! Vicki darling I love John Wayne. The way he walked and his persona so masculine and strong. Love the way you turned these photos into such a lovely post.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Jeannette said...

Actually I live in Alaska now via the Army. I hail from Midland, Texas most recently but also lived in Houston, San Angelo, and Dallas for a spell. I was born in San Antonio and have lived all over the US since my dad was in the oil industry. The Army may even take me to Germany or Japan! Thank you so much for stopping by one of my blogs! That one doesn't get much traffic but I love being a housewife so it's a very special one to me.

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

John Wayne is one of my favorites, as far as cowboys go!!! deb

Jim said...

I write a quarterly newsletter for the fans of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. It's free but on-line only and comes to you in a PDF format. If any of you would like to subscribe send an email to sagebrushnews@centurytel.net