I am getting ready to put in an entry where I mention 'Ol Hoppy, and I got to thinking that a lot of our readers might be just about as old as my brothers and I. And...they might remember the good old days "Before TV"...
Well, right after WWII, there used to be a phenomenon on the radio, that we called the "Five 0 Clock Programs". For a long time, my brothers, and our friends would all troop back inside the house, settle down on the floor, and "look" at the radio. We listened to:
The Lone Ranger,
The Green Hornet,
The Cisco Kid,
You may be sure that we got a bigger dose of ethics and "straight Shooting", than any kid gets today--but that's a subject for another time...
Well all the networks put on these shows, so often we had to make a choice between shows, as they all came on between 5:00 and 6:00. (when they put in Daylight Savings Time, we actually got to listen for two hours--no hard choices at all).
There was no doubt in our collective minds that The Lone Ranger was the best cowboy, and Superman was the best superhero. That's just how it was.
Now if you want to have a little fun with some of your "Ol' Coot" friends, see if you can name the horses of all the old time cowboys and their sidekicks.
Rox reminded me of Dale Evans horse's name__B________p____.
So...see if you all can remember these great rides for: The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Red Ryder and Little Beaver, Gene Autry and (what was his name--called him Mr Artery), The Cisco Kid and Pancho, Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans, Straight Arrow's Golden Palomino--I even sent in a suggestion when they had a contest to name his horse... and the names of Sky King's airplanes--I remember the name of his DC-3, but not his jet...I think that Penny had her own plane...
And, just for a minute, try to remember back to the "Days of Yesteryear" when we actually had a few heroes...
If you have a favorite memory...just put it in a comment...let us all see it!!!