Monday, July 29, 2013

For Love of Cowboy's

Tim Holt 1949

Our cable menu includes Encore Western's. Friday early AM,  I found Stagecoach Kid, starring Tim Holt and his side kick Richard Martin.  The film was made in 1949. I was 5 years old. As far back as my memory goes, I have loved all things cowboy...


My Dad's favorite cowboy was Tim Holt, in the 40's he was addicted to movies and especially Westerns. I tripped down memory lane today and watched this movie.

When TV came along, Daddy loved Bonanza and Raw Hide and Gun-smoke, so did I...


Stagecoach had adobe homes, horses, fighting cowboys and inside the house I could admire old lamps and rockers and tables...

I watched this movie and tried to see it through my dad's eyes as he would have seen the wonders of the big screen in the 1940's...

and I do so wish he could have had Encore Westerns on his TV and he could have watched them 24/7....


 and the scandalous of it all back then was this  girl in boys clothes, painted ladies, bad men and good men.  Good versus Evil and Good always Won.


this is the girl that was dressed as a boy after she transformed from teen boy to girl just in time to snag Tim as her husband....I LOVED IT....
( Photo's taken with my Nikon off the TV screen)

25 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

I loved westerns, too. I know you had loving memories of your Daddy watching the movies. Hope you have a nice Monday, Sandra.

crafty cat corner said...

Rollin,rollin,rollin. lol
Youve got me singing the song now Sandra, I also used to love all the cowboy and indian films. I particularly remember Jeff Chandler as an indian and I fell in love with him. lol
Briony
x

Terri said...

My dad still loves all the old westerns. I'm a fan of Gunsmoke, and any movie with John Wayne in it!

Madi and Mom said...

WE LOVE WESTERNS AT THIS HOUSE.
WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL B WESTERN PRESERVATION SOCIETY. FROM SEPTEMBER -MAY WE MEET THE 3 THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH TO WATCH MOVIES

MS
CAN YOU SEE MY BLOG? SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG WITH IT AND I'M SURE IT IS BLOGGER'S NEW READER ISSUES.
HUGS MADI AND MOM BFFF

Miss Debbie said...

My mom loved westerns so I did,too. She favored Alan Ladd and her favorite singing cowboy was Gene Autry...mine Roy Rogers! Watching Bonanza was an event at our house. Frozen dinners became popular about the same time the show did. So, we would eat out frozen dinners on TV dinner trays and watch Pa, Hoss, Little Joe and Adam. That was quite a treat for us because we ALWAYS ate at the table! Adam (Pernell Roberts) was from Jesup, GA...did you know that?

GOOSE said...

Giddy Up!!!!
Blessings,
Goose

EG CameraGirl said...

Gee, I wish good always won NOW!

What nice memories to watch B&W westerns and remember your Dad!

Ginny said...

Your dad would have LOVED Encore!! I must admit I never cared for westerns, except for ONE!!! Once Upon A Time In The West, I adore it, it is done very artfully and is a more modern western. You have to see it and give me your opinion! It is in a group of films that are dubbed "spaghetti westerns". As a kid, I also liked the Lone Ranger, are you going to watch the new one with Johnny Depp? Sadly, I have only read bad reviews, but Chatty saw it and just loved it.

Gail said...

We watch a lot too.

TexWisGirl said...

i grew up on bonanza and gunsmoke and a lot of john wayne movies, thanks to my sis.

Chatty Crone said...

This we have in common. You have got to rent the Lone Ranger when it comes out on DVD. Excellent movie.
sandie

SweetMarie said...

I do remember re-runs of Bonanza. Did that show have Little Joe? The woman dressed much prettier and most had class back then.:)

Willow said...

Great off the screen photos!
We live the Encore Western old movies.
My dad adored those old time cowboys ...have to admit I did too.

Susannah said...

My Dad loved all of those westerns...especially since he grew up on our ancestrial horse farm. I still have my boots and hat. Good memories. My hubby and I love a good western.

Deb said...

I love old westerns....those were the days...always a good message...where is that good message now days??? John Wayne is my favorite cowboy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My husband loves Westerns. I have a few favorites myself. I often think about all the things my mom would have loved about TV today!

George said...

I enjoyed all the TV shows your Dad enjoyed. I also remember watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evans whenever it was on.

Ann said...

I've always liked the westerns too. I could live on the Ponderosa with Little Joe...lol

Betsy Adams said...

I loved old westerns also---and everytime we go to see Dad Adams, his caregiver has old westerns on their TV... Seeing the old westerns always bring back so many memories of my childhood.

Do you remember the Sat. morning serials? I'd go to the movies (sit on the first row) every Sat. morning--and then a friend and I would act it out later at one of our homes... So much fun!

Hugs,
Betsy

Dee said...

I grew up on westerns...I still like them...good thing as Frank watches all the reruns.

magscorner said...

I must show this post to hubby. He watches the western channel every day and night for hours. He loves westerns and rarely watches anything else! Hugs!

SquirrelQueen said...

You really brought back some memories with this post. When I was growing we always watched the westerns as a family. Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy are the ones I first remember watching. I was little and at that time wanted to be a cowgirl like Dale Evans. Then later Bonanza and Rawhide. It was really hard deciding between Little Joe and Rowdy Yates. I had a crush on both.

Cherrie said...

My favorite cowboy was Michael Callen in Cat Ballou! Sexy :)

Cherrie said...

My favorite cowboy was Michael Callen in Cat Ballou! Sexy :)

Rose said...

I still love the old westerns...wish they made new ones that would be as good as the old ones.