Where, oh where to locate a photo of a family member on a pony?
Then I recalled the visit from my Aunt Ethel, in 1988, just before my grandmother passed away. My Mom [Ethel's sister] and Dad lived next door to me at the time. Dad had a lovely riding horse named Sandy. Aunt Ethel, who was 64 then, said that when she was a child she had always wanted her picture taken with a pony. And when there was a traveling photographer who made the rounds near their home she had begged for her picture to be taken. The Depression was in full-swing then, and there wasn't an extra penny to be had, much less the $1 to cover the cost of a photograph.
So, to fulfill her dream, Dad sat his cowboy hat on her head, and she climbed atop 'Sandy', Dad's horse. And I took the snapshot to commemorate the event.
And so, 60 years late, but taken nevertheless, Little Ethel Dreher got her wish.
Here's the photo I took of her.