Bob K told me in Comments that he used to watch Chief Halftown in the 60’s. Way long after me. My card is from 1948 or 49. Chief Halftown’s show was out of Philly.

But my biggest treasure is my 1947 Howdy Doody for President button. It was before Howdy became a cowboy. That first year he was a clown puppet. Buffalo Bob Smith did all the voices of the puppets. I met Buffalo Bob when I was about 30 years old. I showed him my button, and he called me up in front of the crowd. As he talked to me he put his arm around me just like he did with the little kids when he had his show. It was really, really special for me.

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2 Responses to Wednesday

  1. AndyW says:

    You’re not even going to show the button? Once upon a time I believe you had a photo of it.

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