Dear Editor,

I think this will come under the heading of how much things have changed over the years. 

A few years ago I was going through my parents’ papers and I found a few things my mother had saved. One of them was the registration in 1951 for my 1940 Chevy. The outrageous fee was $7.16.

There might be a few people that remember Wyoming Jack O’Brien. He had Paradise Ranch in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Also at that time my parents had a sheet metal shop on Lobban Avenue. Jack would travel some in the winter. 

In 1961, Jack mailed my parents a Christmas card from Carlinville, Illinois. It was addressed to The Tin and Metal Shop – Near D and D Welding – Buffalo, Wyoming. 

At least one year Jack walked barefoot in the Fair and Rodeo Parade. He came along at the rear which gave him a change to step in all the fresh horse apples so he could hear the crowd shriek and groan. 

Larry Wallace


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