Of Tom Mix And Clam Chowder


I’m thinking about my father this weekend. He would have been 94 on Saturday. He died 6 years ago and I miss him every day. But I remember him not with sorrow but with joy and laughter.

Here’s a post I wrote four years ago, in honor of his 90th.


Today would have been my father’s 90th birthday.

In honor of the occasion, I’d like to honor some of his favorite things.

Tom Mix:

My father’s earliest memories included going to the theater to see Tom Mix in a silent movie. To Dad, Tom Mix was a real cowboy. (He certainly had a real hat, don’t you think?) Now Roy Rogers may have had Trigger, the Lone Ranger had Silver, and Gene Autry had Champion, but did you know Tom Mix’s horse was called Tony? What the heck kind of horse name is Tony?


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