Stb. Sgt. Christine, Troop K, California Rangers (With Lowly Trooper Sally)
That's me on the right with #2 sister, Sally, in front of our house in Sepulveda, CA. We are brand new recruits into Troop K, California Rangers, First Regiment Cavalry, North Hollywood. Based on a test we took (forget riding ability--the majority of us could barely stay on the horse) I was promoted to Stable Sergeant from mere Trooper. Yes, it's true--I BEAT SALLY. My smartypants little sister who had to come along only two years after me, right when I was really beginning to enjoy being an only child. Then she starts growing up and I, like an idiot, taught her to read. And what happens--she skips half a grade!
I have saved this card lo these many years. Even with the typo/strikeout, I love it (poost?).
Due to my elevated status as Stable Sergeant, I was given the honor of carrying the American flag when the troop participated in local parades. Which of course meant that everyone, INCLUDING SALLY, followed me.
1963 was one of the best years of my life!
P.S. And since I know that Sally reads my blog, she also knows that I love her dearly and that she really should show this picture to her co-workers, ha ha ha.
I'll be back on Tuesday. Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!