Posts tagged ‘Movie Horse’

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Mr. Ed: My Childhood Neighbor

Ed with his co-star, Alan Young

Ed with his co-star, Alan Young

In the 50s and 60s, the San Fernando Valley was mostly farms, ranches and bare acreage. Low desert, the untamed land was covered with sagebrush, tumbleweeds and a bit of cactus. Winter rains encouraged the growth of large fields full of wild barley and golden poppies. Summer brought the hot, dry Santa Ana devil winds. The tall grass, its seed heads chattering in the strong gusts, turned golden brown. The valley was the home of many western movies, movie stars and Mr. Ed–who lived right across the dirt street from me.

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