This is a picture of me when little. Can you tell who my hero was by the hat? I had to laugh cause they told me that my hero was Gabby Hayes.
I was told I wore this hat everywhere. This is in the fifties. Many of the stars recorded in the thirties but we saw them in the fifties like they were brand new. I was amazed to learn that Gabby Hayes was born in 1885. Here I was a very young child and this man, born in 1885 was in the shows I loved.
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TV and the matinée’s when I was a kid were the greatest thing we had ever seen. It was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys most the time because the good guys wore white hats. And being honest and truthful and upstanding were important.
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And who could forget The Lone Ranger and Tonto. These shows were treats for us every weekend.
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And of course, Hop-along Cassidy. Who could forget him.
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And one of my favorites. I was thrilled to meet Sky King in person when I was a kid. He actually came to our house for supper. All the kids in the neighborhood were knocking on our door wanting autographs.
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And remember this…faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…able to leap small buildings in a single bound…look ….up in the sky…it’s bird…it’s a plane..it’s SUPERMAN!!
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And for all us dog lovers….there was Lassie and Rin Tin Tin
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And how about Rawhide? I loved that show and still can’t believe Clint Eastwood started here.
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And of course, Gunsmoke. One of my favorites
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And last, but not least, the Howdy Doody Show.
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And that is my walk down memory lane. Boy has television changed and not necessarily for the best.
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