Thursday, September 17, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

I'd like to thank our lovely postmistress Marie for putting Postcard Friendship Friday together.
Be sure to visit her to see the other participants.

Does this look familiar to you?
Can you hear the theme song playing in your mind?

We visited Lake Tahoe several years ago.
Near where we were staying was the amusement park
The Ponderosa Ranch.
On the North Shore of Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Who was your favorite Cartwright?
I liked big brother Adam, then there's Little Joe,
Dad Ben and of course, Hoss.
Here they are in front of the Ranch House.

The Ranch House of the Cartwrights
showing the exterior, living room,
and Ben's Office.
"This legendiary home has authentic antiques
and furnishings gathered from around the world."
(From the back of the postcard.)

This may be my favorite postcard of the Ponderosa Village
at Incline Village, Nevada.
I love the view of Lake Tahoe in the background.

Every time we go someplace new, I buy postcards. I even send a few out to friends and occasionally send one to myself. Memories!


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I used to watch this on Sunday evenings in Montreal with my parents.
it was on after the Ed Sullivan Show.
Since the advent of cable tv with 100+ channels, we can see it now on Lonestar TV.
i liked Adam - but I've never had a waist as tiny as his.Did you know that he wore a corset?
Evelyn in Montreal

maryt/theteach said...

Snap, send me your snail mail and I'll send you a postcard from NYC if you want~! :) I have a PFF up!

MrCachet said...

We did not have a TV in our home as a youngster, but we did occasionally get to watch at a neighbor's home. I can hear the tune, but I don't remember the name of the program.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Loved that theme song (and now I can't get it out of my head! lol!!). Oh the Ponderosa...Ben, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe. Oh yes, my favourite was Little Joe!!!

But wait..where's Hop Sing?!?! :)

If you want a post card from my neck of the woods send me an email with your address!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I always loved watching Bonanza, and sometimes still do on cable. My favorite was Hoss and Little Joe.

Your postcards are wonderful. I still send postcards out whenever I go somewhere also, and like you, I send one to myself occasionally. If you go to my blog, keepsake letters you will see one that I sent to myself in 2006 from Jackson Hole, WY.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Snap.... I had no idea where Bonanza was filmed. I loved them all--but I guess Hoss was my fav. Of course, Little Joe was pretty special also. GREAT show. They just don't make them like that anymore.


BeachILike said...

I like the one wearing black :)

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viridian said...

I am dating myself here, but at the time of this show we did not have cable and we lived in a valley and only got one station - not the one carrying Ponderosa.

Snap said...

I didn't know Adam wore a corset. Learn something new everyday. I had to google on Bonanza. It was on 14 years and was one of the first television shows to be filmed and shown in color. Betsy, you are right ... they don't make them like that anymore.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

My parents were pretty strict on what shows we could watch and Bonanza was THE show for Sunday night along with a couple of others. Homework had to be done before the seven of us circled around the TV for this show. I was so in love with Adam...dark and that wry smile. I just couldn't figure out how HopSing could keep up with all those guys!

Barbara said...

Dum-diddle-um-diddle-um-diddle-um-diddle-um-dum! Dum- Dum! :p)
How absolutely hilarious we were thinking along the same lines today, Snap. My fave was Little Joe, of course because he was mad hot. (Second to you-know-who...) But I have to say, I loooooved Hoss. I wanted to cuddle him up! I liked Adam, too, but he was too aloof for me. And they never gave him the good storylines! What was that about?? Great post. I want to go see that little village!

Kate said...

Posts with a theme are always more intersting to me. Cowboys of the West still have a romantic aura about them.

Bob of Holland said...

Hoss, definitively Hoss was my favourite Bonanza cowboy. I am now humming the tune... Thanks for sharing this wonderful postcards with us at PFF.

Robin said...

Oh how fun....
I loved that show....and swooned over Little Joe. :-)
Gee, that was so long ago.

Have a beautiful weekend

Irene said...

I made my kids watch Ponderosa one time, and they just didn't get why it was such a big hit. I thought that was too bad. Thanks for stopping by love your post. You know what we'll all be singing...

fortuitous faery said...

so lovely! i'm afraid i only know ponderosa, the restaurant! :P

Sheila said...

Obviously I have been missing something big! I was brought up mostly out of reach of television - a long time ago. But I do love the map card!

LaY hOoN said...

I love the vintage map postcard !!
I love to buy & send myself a postcard when I go to new place too :)

Aimee said...

Oh, these are just great! And what a great show too! I think my favorite was Hoss or little Joe.

Now I have that theme song stuck in my head!

Margo said...

oooh, this post makes me want to go there. I was partial to Little Joe - I remember watching it some in our old family room - I think I liked Gunsmoke better because of the lovely Miss Kitty :)

Marie Reed said...

This is FANTASTIC! I'm skipping down memory lane now! I'll be humming this theme music happily all week1