Friday, January 27, 2012

Annie Oakley Action!

Who remembers Annie Oakley?

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When we were kids, we played Cowboys and Indians…yes, even the girls! (my cousin, Richard always wanted to play ‘War’ but I didn’t like that game)

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I wanted to BE Annie Oakley! I had the guns and cowgirl hat and everything!

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My sweet cousin Cindy found the Annie Oakley Golden book a few years ago and gave it to me.

I have a Golden Book collection. You can see a ‘few’ of them here, on the bottom shelf.

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So did you ever want to get on your horse and ride after the bad guys….the bad guys in the black hats?

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I’m joining Corey with my Little Vintage Story Books post! And adding a quote from my girlfriend, Kaybe from The Essential Beachcomber. "A cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own lights, and makes not excuses." - Dale Evans (my favorite cowgirl)

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Enjoy your day!

Let’s round up some rustlers and

throw ‘em in jail!

(I don’t think I could shoot anyone today!!!) heehee!

37 comments:

Kaybe said...

"A cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own lights, and makes not excuses." - Dale Evans (my favorite cowgirl)
I love LGB's too. Have a great weekend.

Kim K. said...

What a fun book! My mother still has her cowgirl leather outfit from the 50s. Miss Josie definitely enjoys some cow girl action at our house. I think I need to get her a cowgirl outfit. Happy Friday!

Gail said...

Wow, you have a nice collection of books. What great old memories.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh gosh my brother always wanted to play War and I did not! I liked cowboys and Indians much better...lol. I wanted to be Sky Kings daughter, Penny! I love vintage children's books. hugs, Linda

It's All Connected said...

I spent one entire summer working on my cowgirl skills, when I made Annie Oakley my career choice. Alas, I never became proficient enough at roping, shooting (BB gun) and knife throwing and did not have a horse. I had to consider a second option of Nancy Drew style detective. ~ Maureen

Sandy said...

ME ME ME... I was Annie Oakley..or I at least THOUGHT I was. I had the Annie Oakley lunch box and thermos...omg, I loved it so much. Those were the days...the simple days...such heartfelt memories. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. xoso Sandy

Jess Schleicher said...

WOW! That is some Golden Books collection.

Jemm said...

I don't remember Annie Oakley, I mean, I've heard of her, but didn't read them. I did, however, play cowboys and indians all the time! Like every recess in 2nd grade. I still remember the boys' names I'd play with. Fun times :)

Vee said...

Oh yes, loved playing Cowboys and Indians and even War. I just didn't like it when the children I was playing with leaped back to life to ride again. Ha!

Corey Moortgat said...

I've heard so many stories from my mom about playing cowboys and indians- she wanted to BE Dale Evans! I love the little intro about Annie and her brother on the title page!

And boy, you sure do have a LGB collection!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You have made my Mom's day showing your Annie Oakley book. I had no idea who Annie was but my Mom said she wanted to trade places with her and be Annie Oakley when she was young. She adored those cowgirl boots most of all and wore her hair in braids when she was in her Annie mode. Your post has made a little ole lady happy today! heehee. She will shot me with an Annie Oakley gun if she has one when she reads this. I enjoy seeing your books, too. Have a fun weekend my sweet friend.------- Shannon

laurie said...

wow, thats a lot of golden books, my grand kids love them and we have a few too from years ago, I love coming here, your always such a treat to visit,

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That would be SHOOT not shot. No matter I'm finished when she sees that I called her a little ole lady.-- Shannon

Ms. Redo said...

Yep, we played cowboys and Indians, too, in fact we even had 2 ponies to ride which made it even more real :) Thanks for sharing your Annie Oakley book with us, you must have a ga-zillion Golden books!!! Hugs ~ Mary

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I absolutely love those little golden books, they are so much a part of my childhood memories!! I love your special treasure, the pictures are so neat!!


Jody

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Those were the good old days! I loved The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Wasn't their one called the Red Rider or Ryder?? I think I'm remembering things that you might not because I am older than you. I still like watching a good western movie when TV happens to be airing an old one.

Hugs
Iris

Sheila said...

You have a wonderful collection of Golden Books. I have a fair sized bunch in a box. It would be nice to display them one day. They brig back such memories don't they?

Ann said...

Oh, I had an Annie Oakley getup too. I had forgotten; how neat to be reminded of those fun days. And yep, I too played Cowboys and Indians with the boys. It was a natural thing to do then ... probably not so much anymore.

MissShapes said...

I never played cowboys and indians much (that I remember). Such a great book though...anyone would be lucky to own it!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Actually, cowboys and Indians is what we played ALL THE TIME. I was actually Roy Rogers and my sister was Dale Evans. I don't remember who the neighbor kids were. We had so much fun and were horridly politically incorrect in those days. lol

Love your collection of Golden Books. I think they were published in St. Paul, MN. My favorite one was 'Boy With A Drum.' and another one with a title like 'The Jolly Barnyard'??

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I loved LGB, but I didn't have that one. I did have a cute cowgirl outfit and hat tho. And fake guns.

Donna said...

Such a cute book! I love those old illustrations like that!

Cozy Little House said...

I sort of remember. I do remember the name. I sure did play cowboys and Indians growing up in Oklahoma!
Brenda

BECKY said...

Oh, I love this!! Yes, I remember Annie Oakley! I, too, grew up playing cowboys and indians (and even "war") because I grew up on a street with mostly boys, including my brother. I was quite a tomboy! I am so jealous of your Wonder Books collection! I had a few growing up, then bought some for my two sons, but I have barely any now. What memories seeing the covers of certain ones, though...Thanks for sharing this!

Betsy said...

I remember reading an Annie Oakley book as a young girl and loving her adventurous spirit. What a cute version. I'm envious of your collection of Little Golden Books!

crafty creations said...

Funny how when you lapse into time where memories are warm does the time when you ran around driving your parents nuts with ho-ho oh-ho......I can still hear my mother to this day.... Anna why dont you be the cowboy they are quite and sneak up on the indians.......until she heard bang bang bang coming from the other room!!!! HAHAHA great times God Bless

Jann Olson said...

Oh yes, I love anything cowgirl when I was young. Always wished I had a horse and John Wayne (the Duke) was my hero!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You would have made a great Annie Oakley.

My Mom gave me a bag of all my childhood story books a while ago...so sweet.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love anything cowgirl too!!! and I LOVE to country dance!!! I hope you're having a great weekend!
XO
Cindy

Reena Walkling said...

oh I remember .... we played cowboys and indians! or wild horses!

Wanda said...

A few years ago, I visited Deadwood, SD and saw Annie Oakley's grave and the bar where Billy the Kid hung out and was shot. We also Mt. Rushmore, the monument to Crazy Horse and toured a gold mine - that part was for my work, at the time. Your post brought back all the memories of the great trip. Thaks, Diane.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Good Morning Diane ~
I was just telling my DH last night about how I played cowboys and indians and how I was also fascinated with playing "Spy". Remember the show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."?
I loved my cap guns!
Hugs,
Susan

JG said...

I sure do remember Annie Oakley! Remember that book, also! :)
~Judy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wanted to be Dale Evans when I was a little girl ;) I also had a cow girl outfit. Such a sweet memory, Diane!

Low Tide High Style said...

I have several vintage Little Golden books and I bought lots of them for my own children. Growing up I had the whole cowgirl outfit, complete with cap guns of course! Great post!

Kat :)

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Oh, I love your Little Golden Book! I have a twin brother, so I played plenty of cowboys and indians growing up as well as baseball..ghost man on first!! Funny I don't seem to recall him playing dolls! Oh well! Thanks for bringing back some fun memories!! XX ~Deanna

labbie1 said...

Oh you BET I wanted to be a cowgirl with guns and a HORSE!!!! Wow! That takes me back! Fun playing cowboys and indians!

You have quite the collection of Little Golden Books. I try to buy them for my great nieces and nephews when I can find them! :) Great pix and stories!