Thursday, December 4, 2008

Show and Tell Friday- Christmas Past - Rootin' Tootin' Cowboys

Show and Tell I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday. Visit her blog and enjoy all the treasures being shared.


I was looking through an album of scanned pictures that our son Ben had gathered and sent me. I came across these pretty cute cowboys that I wanted to show you.

This is a childhood picture of my handsome husband ready to save the wild West... or maybe his neighborhood. This treasured photo, taken in the 1950's, came from his mother's album.


Travel a generation later and here are two of his sons having the same kind of fun in 1984. This photo was gleaned from my mother's album.

Daniel, on the left, is 4 yrs. old here and Ben is 2 yrs. old. Daniel is now the daddy of a year old son and Ben is going to be daddy to a daughter in March.



Missing here is a picture, that I know is also in my mom's albums. One of my older brother in a cowboy outfit, and me dressed as a cowgirl on Christmas morning at about this same age. Our aunt had sent the outfits to us from Texas.

So giddy-up and yippy ky-yi-aaa. See you later, partna'! Hope you are enjoying Christmas memories too!

41 comments:

Carrie said...

What cute little fellas!

Anne Fannie said...

What sweet memories! Now a days you cannot buy a toy gun anymore! LOL
Happy Show and Tell Friday,
Love, Ann

Royaltouch said...

Awww, great photos. I love them. See my Show and tell and you will see some too.
I framed a cowboy photo of my brother when little in a shadow box with his toy guns and little red leather boots ( mom still had them). Gave that to him for Christmas a couple years ago.
Thanks for sharing, fun!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Aww, how sweet! Hope you can find that picture of you and your brother to share with us someday. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

A Hint of Home said...

I have some pics of my brothers that look similar. What memories they bring. Very Cute.

JanMary said...

Love those similar photos from different generations.

Thanks for visiting today.

Darla said...

How fun was that to post? Wonderful!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What cute pictures! Enjoyed walking down memory lane with you...have a blessed day!

Elena said...

So, cute! I am going to have to find the picture of my husband with guns and holster in training pants and his dad's boots at the ripe age of 2. I bought my daughter a cowboy hat for Christmas. s
So I'm sure I will have pics to remember of her in her cowboy attire:)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What cute cowpokes...all of them :0)

ivoryspring said...

Those are such cute pictures - I enjoyed looking at them.

Carla said...

SWEET! Love the scanner:

Catherine said...

Cute photo!
Blessings,
Catherine

Lisa said...

Those cowboy pics are so cute. I have some of my boys too, wearing black cowboy hats and making guns with their hands. Great memories!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What striking guys!!!

FourOf5zs said...

Wonderful post. I still have my cowgirl outfit somewhere. I never had a picture taken with it on :-(

Zaroga

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm a Texan now [via retirement from Colorado of course] So....the true west in the photo share here is so sweet!!! It's amazing how much the photos are nearly the same pose. I love this...I love going back in time with you through the photos. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love to have company. You made my day. Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Miles said...

WOW - terrific photos - have you considered scrapbooking these?

I hope you can find the other photo and I enjoyed seeing these ones.

ceekay said...

Very cute pictures. I have one with my son and daughter dressed the same way!

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh my goodness...this is like looking at our family album...I think all little boys had this outfit back in the fifties...thanks for the memories!

Blessings,
Susie

char72 said...

What precious memories. Years ago every little boy pictured himself as a cowboy. I think that has probably changed.
Charlotte

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute little cowboys!

Katherine

Sioux said...

Love the cowboy outfits. I had them when I was a girl. My favorite gifts were guns and jeans!!

BECKY said...

Hi Linda, What fun to know we have similar tastes!! What adorable photos! My sister has our families' slides, and there is one of the four older children...me included, with cowboy hats on! It must have been a thing back then. I was about 4 in the pic. The boys had guns and holsters but me & my sis' didn't.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to more sharing with you!
Blessings, Becky

Gattina said...

What a great idea to show these generations together and apparently Cowboy customs are still in fashion even here in Europe, lol !

Janet said...

I love how the pictures correlate! What fun memories:)

Lisa Ann said...

They are such cute little guys.

hip chick said...

Great pictures. Boys do love to be cowboys don't they!

Lara Gisela said...

Wonderful pictures. It's so good to have those memories.
Have a blessed day.

Becky said...

Hey Linda, thank you for stopping by my blog. I loved seeing all the cowboys. HA!! My cousin Randy had a cowboy outfit when we were kiddos and I always wanted to wear his boots. Those were the days my friend.

Kelli said...

Awww..such cute little cowboys! Great show and tell!
~Kelli

Liesel's Garden Party said...

Great photo's! I would frame them and hang them up in the hall =)

Nanna said...

aww how sweet is that, I have a picure of my husband & his brother in cowboy outfits when they were little lol
Helen

. said...

Lovely.

About bread bags: they are to put bread inside. I know some people put it in boxes but I always saw my grandmother, mother and other women put it in bags - This from my childhood times, I think is traditional.

Alfazema

Divamom said...

I love your photos! Cute little cowpokes! How do you get the captions under and between your pictures? I'm still learning the blog set up process! LOL

Lisa Collier said...

those pictures are precious. the one of lon is so funny! miss you. love, lisa

Betty said...

Linda,
What treasures! Handsome fellas...each one....great post...

Thank you for dropping by to visit with me....please come again...Betty

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.....Betty

Lora said...

Very cute cowboys! Great memories there.
Thanks for dropping by to see my nativities!

Lady Katherine said...

Sweet Memories!

Lady Farmer said...

Hi Linda!
Thanks for "going along" on our little Christmas tree hunt. :~}
Drop by The Farm anytime ~ the kettle is always on for a cup of tea, or maybe you prefer hot cider or hot chocolate?
I remember dressing up as cowboys with my (boy) cousins.(We were all raised by my grandparents so they are just like brothers)For some reason, I was always the Indian or the bad guy who got shot first thing and had to play dead for a long time. Guess that was because I was the youngest and a girl!

Dan and Jess said...

cool pictures, mom! there's nothing like being 5 and walking around wearing boots and a holster. that's an awesome picture of dad.

Daniel