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Happy Valentine’s Day from Hoppy

"Hoppy" Valentine card
“Hoppy” Valentine card

As some of you know, I got carried away a while back reminiscing about my “cowboy years.”

Although I certainly don’t spend a lot of time pouring over old scrapbooks, I keep running across more cowboy memorabilia, and I can’t resist sharing the Valentine card above from sometime in my childhood. My mother knew my preferences well, and she probably thought it looked like me, since I also had blonde “pigtails.”

As proof, here I am with a neighbor at my Michigan childhood home getting ready for a good, old-fashioned cowboy camp-out.

Getting ready for a cowboy campout in the back yard
Getting ready for a cowboy campout in the back yard

Here is another cowboy souvenir, although I think the “autograph” is undoubtedly fake.

"Hoppy" picture and autograph
“Hoppy” picture and autograph

“Hoppy” Valentine’s Day to all!