Thursday, April 9, 2009

Talented Pony Cousins

This is where it all started.
This is my Grandma Sena.
She was my Dad's mother. She passed away 38 yrs ago.
Grandma had 12 children and was a hard worker.
I never met my Grandpa Grant. He died before I was born.
I remember loving grandma so much as a little girl.
Our family just celebrated our 25Th year of reunions
the same weekend every August.

We have lots of wonderful memories.

One of the highlights every year is the famous talent show!!!

The family lines up in anticipation of the many talented entries!

As you know, the Pony Cousins like to have a good time
This is the Divine Miss C
She is the star of the show
she leads, we follow!!!

This is my Aunt Jean. She is the mother of the Divine Miss C.
Aunt Jean always has her trade mark red shoes on.

She has done some really hilarious skits over the years!!!

famous "elder" Pony Cousins ready to perform

92' Doing our routine to the "Shangri La's" Leader of the Pack

93' "Loretta Lynn"

You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man

Now the Pony Cousins have persuaded many of
our boy cousins to perform with us!!!

That is "Jim Dandy" in the chair

"Jim" is in the dress!

93' Pony Cousin's rowdy weekend
top...Lady DARCELL

top left...jessesdesertrose...middle...a cowgirls right...cuz L

bottom left...the Divine "Miss C"...Cuz Eeee...

copperponyscowgirl dusty devoe...saddlemountainrider

We went to a live show and got our idea for the
next years show!

94' "Glen Campbell" Rhinestone Cowboy

Now this probably has been the funniest thing

we have ever done! We always put the Divine Miss C

up front and we mimic her.

Now what the Uncles and Aunts did not know

was that we had cut the cheeks out of our jeans,

and we were bare bottomed!

So when we started going in a circle,

they saw our fannies, and went HYSTERICAL!!!

"Rhinestone Cowgirls"

"Neil Sedaka" Calender Girls start the year off fine're my little valentine
March...I'm gonna march you down the isle
April...You're the Easter Bunny when you smile

YEAH, YEAH, my hearts in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calender girl
Everyday, everyday, of the year.

May...maybe if I ask your Dad and Mom
June...they'll let me take you to the junior prom a firecracker in all aglow
August...when you're on the beach, you steal the show

YEAH, YEAH, my hearts in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calender girl
Everyday, everyday, of the year!

September...light the candles at your sweet sixteen
October...Romeo and Juliet on Halloween
November...I'll give thanks that you belong to me
December...You're the present 'neath my Christmas tree.

YEAH, YEAH, my hearts in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calender girl...

THANK YOU Cuz 'Jim for being our Neil Sedaka!!!

" The Supremes"

Somehow we always manage to pull if off!
We only get to practice about an hour before show time.
It always helps to have a little

"cowgirl courage"
to settle the nerves before the curtain goes up!

We have taken movies through out the years.
They are a blast to watch.

What memories!!!
I am really missing my Pony Cousins,
Time for another rowdy weekend!

I love you "PONY COUSINS!!!

Dusty Devoe


Paint Girl said...

Crazy moments for sure! I saw myself in one of those pictures! I look so young! Wait, I am young! It is always so much fun to come up with new skits and put them together for everyone. They just love it and never know what will happen from year to year!

Desert Rose said...

now that I sse how insane we look it will take a lot more cowgril courage for me to do that again!!!

Leah Fry said...

I so envy the closeness of your family. Mine just is not that way, never has been, and likely won't ever be.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

You guys sure do know how to have a good time! This was great fun to read about. My favorite is the cutout fannies! Now those are some assless chaps! I recognized the Desert Rose....looks like she hasn't changed a bit! An entertaining lot you all are!! Thanks for sharing! Luanne

jane augenstein said...

OMG!!! What a hoot you all are! You should sell tickets to come see your shows! If I lived closer I would definitely have to come and watch, someone should video tape those performances! WAHOOOO!!! You all are GREAT!!!
Jane and Gilly

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a wonderful family tradition. We all enjoy reading about the Pony Cousins

cowgirljlynn said...

We do always manage to pull it off don't we!

CindyDianne said...

Oh, so much fun! My family isn't near that fun! May you all enjoy each other for years to come!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness!! How much fun!! Family is the best!! I sure wished we had done something like that!! I really want to start some fun family traditions!!

I love the jeans cut out one!! LOL!! You guys sure do know how to put on a good show!!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

It must be a lot of fun to be in your family!! Such talent, too! Keep it up -- life is too short....

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Looks like a riot! That is definitely something to look forward to every year. :)

Pony Girl said...

I love all those old photos and I remember a lot of those performances! Now, we young 'uns have big shoes to fill! We have a good start and are showing them how it's done! xo

Train Wreck said...

Love it! You Pony girls look like you know how to have a great time.

Anonymous said...

I think that, what is funny is that 50 relatives eagerly set up their folding chairs in rows and wait impatiently for the talent show to begin... and, every year we show them that you dont have to have talent to be entertaining. And isnt our Aunt Jean just one in a million?! What a hoot!

Mary Olson said...

What a hoot! Do you have to be part of the family to come? I'm thinking of showing this to my sisters and seeing if they're game next time the family gathers.