Welcome to the August 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic of today's edition is: pony pictures! We're havin' a roundup of photos and stories about our days on horseback... and our dreams and wishes of being on a pony or horse. Some of us were lucky enough to have ponies of our own (don't I wish!) and some of us relied on our imaginations. Some have shared pony pictures (along with donkey, goat, and toy pictures) of family members long gone. All in all, we have ourselves a real good herd of ponies to read about. Prepare to say, "aw, ain't that cute?" Take yourself a good long swig from the ole canteen and then saddle up, 'cause the Carnival is in town!
Sandusky Library presents Sandusky History: Horse Racing posted at Sandusky History. While we do not know the name of everyone who is pictured in these photos from Sandusky of days gone by, we know that Gottlieb Epple and Clark Center raced horses in a race sponsored by the Sandusky Trotting Association in 1874.
T.Casteel presents Pony Pictures! - Two Generations - East & West Coast posted at Tangled Trees.
Linda Hughes Hiser presents Carnival of Genealogy, 78th Edition--Ride 'Em Cowboy posted at Flipside. For Ride 'Em Cowboy. A collection of "Growing up Hughes" cowboy photos, but none on an actual horse.
Brett Payne presents Donkey riding, donkey riding ... posted at Photo-Sleuth. Donkey rides have been part of the English seaside experience for generations. This postcard from the early 20th Century is typical of those produced by photographers based in shops and stalls along the beachfront.
Cyndi Beane Henry presents Carnival of Genealogy 78th Edition - Pony Picture posted at Mountain Genealogists.
Wendy Littrell presents Not Just Horsin? Around posted at All My Branches Genealogy. Not only has my family ridden Ponies and Horses - but some rather large mammals as well!
Denise Levenick, The Family Curator presents The Family Curator: The Brown Girls Ride Again; Remembering the Traveling Photographer posted at The Family Curator. In the days when California suburbs welcomed the Helms' Bread truck and the Ice Cream van cruising the neighborhood to the tune of their company jingle, it was not uncommon to see a pony being led along the streets by an traveling photographer similarily looking for a little business from the housebound housewives. The Family Curator shares a hand-tinted photograph of her mother and aunt on the day they met the local "pony express."
Carol presents Ride 'Em Cowboy, 78th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy posted at Reflections From the Fence. When Man and Moi were growing up, it was quite the thing to have pony photos done. These were traveling ponies, and live ones at that!
Robert Lord presents Lord and Lady: Mary Elizabeth Lord Ready to ride on life's journey posted at Lord and Lady. My mom astride a pony in 1910 unaware of life's perils and me in 1930 starting on same journey.
Paula Stuart-Warren presents A County Fair, A Pony, Babies, and a Wedding posted at Paula's Genealogical Eclectica.
Randy Seaver presents Genea-Musings: Family Photographs - Post 8: Randy and his Horsey posted at Genea-Musings. I almost remember being dressed up and put on a nice docile horse for a picture. Did this portend my procilivity for cowboy pictures? I loved Hopalong Cassidy!
Donna Pointkouski presents Blazing Diapers posted at What's Past is Prologue. Who needs a pony? Even city boys want to grow up to be cowboys.
Sasha Mitchell presents Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride posted at Memory Lane. Here are two very different pony pictures. One vintage and sweet, the second from my own history with a lesson learned about using proper gear, maybe even a helmet, and respecting that healthy feeling of fear around a powerful animal.
Karen Packard Rhodes presents Carnival of Genealogy 78 - Ride 'Em Cowboy posted at Karen About Genealogy. A photo of my aunt Elizabeth Reed, circa 1915, astride a burro.
Ruth Stephens presents 78th Carnival of Genealogy: "Ride 'Em Cowboy!" posted at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy. A few images of my ancestors and their "ponies"!
Denise Barrett Olson presents The Circle B Ranch posted at Moultrie Creek. The Circle B Ranch was every kid's dream, but a much different reality. Children seldom realize what costs parents pay to make their dreams come true.
Becky Wiseman presents Not exactly of the "Ride 'em Cowboy" genre.. posted at kinexxions. Even though it doesn't quite fit in with the "Ride 'em Cowboy" theme for this edition of the COG, I just couldn't resist posting a picture that I fell in love with. There is so much going on, an interesting image for the time period.
Kay Bauman presents The influence of Bliss posted at Kay B's Place.
Abba-Dad presents I Dream of Genea(logy): 3 Pony Stories posted at I Dream of Genea(logy).
Carolin Pointer presents Family Stories: Cowboy Dreams posted at Family Stories. Fathers' cowboy dreams of their little boys on ponies...or bulls, or donkeys...
Renee Huskey presents Family Threads: Long Day at the Fair posted at Above the Trees. Zane was twenty years old, and stood about 12.1 hands high. Livy was eleven and just a bit taller...it was a good fit.
Elizabeth O'Neal presents Little Bytes of Life: Cowgirl Judy Ann posted at Little Bytes of Life. This photo of my mother as a little cowgirl on a pony is one of my favorite childhood pictures of her.
Sue Edminster presents Girls and Their Horses posted at Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog.
Debra Osborne Spindle presents Ponies of my Past posted at All My Ancestors.
foonoteMaven presents “Hey Cisco…Hey Pancho!” posted at footnoteMaven. Return With Me Now to those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear…
Stephen J. Danko presents I Once Had a Horse posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. My youthful experiences riding horses, hobby and otherwise, led me to one conclusion: I'll leave the horseback riding to others.
Bill West presents The Horseless West posted at West in New England. The sad tale of why I never rode tall in the saddle, despite my last name!
M. Diane Rogers presents Pony Picture! South Vancouver BC Canada posted at CanadaGenealogy or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'. Diane would like to identify the Vancouver area photographer who took this picture of her dad and uncle in the 1920s.
Jasia presents Ponies and Horses I Have Known posted at Creative Gene. I always dreamed of owning a horse of my own. Perhaps some day I will. Here are my horsey memories of days gone by...
I hope you enjoyed the ride here at the Carnival of Genealogy. We sure had a lot of beautiful steeds to show off didn't we? Dust off your cowboy hat and get yourself cleaned up for company. You'll want to look your best for our next edition of the COG.
Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: Family Reunions! Have you been to a family reunion recently? What do you know about past family reunions? If your family doesn't have reunions, why do you think that is - family skeletons or feuds, perhaps, or just geography? Or, has there been an important or intriguing family or other reunion in your community that you can tell us about? This edition will be hosted by M. Diane Rogers at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'. Thanks Diane! The deadline for submissions is September 1st.
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