The other day a wrote a blog about Tom Mix and my connection to him. Since this is Saturday which used to be the day back when I was a kid that all the cowboy shows were on TV, I figured I would expand to all the big and little screen cowboys. So I just got to wondering who was your favorite cowboy (or cowgirl). There are a lot to choose from. Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans, The Cisco Kid and Poncho, Sky King and Penny, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Clint Walker, and many more. One of my favorites was Jack Elam, even though he usually played a "bad guy". Feel free to add to my list.
I always enjoyed the old cowboy shows and I continue to do so thanks to the Western Channel on satellite TV. I watch The Lawman, Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, Rawhide, two half hour Marshal Dillon, and the newer longer Gunsmoke. The old shows seem to have so much more substance than the newer ones. Dang, there just ain't no newer westerns on TV anymore. It seems that any new western is made in the form of a full length movie and are not shown on TV until they have made all the rounds of the theaters. Now tell me, what was your favorite old and newer western? Now, say goodbye to the girl, kiss the horse, and ride off in the sunset. . . oh yes, I guess it is still morning. Have a good day now, you hear?