Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had come across a box of old photos I hadn’t been able to locate since I moved three years ago. Here is another treasure from that box, a picture I hadn’t seen in years.

The photo shows my maternal grandfather, Ralph DeRicci, probably around 1920, astride a rather cute and shaggy pony. My grandfather’s family was certainly not rich enough to own a pony, so I can only guess that this was taken at some kind of photo opp or other organized event where a pony was available.

My grandfather doesn’t look particularly happy to be riding a pony. I suspect this future mechanic would have preferred a truck.

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