I bought these photos of my dad from the Denver Post. The first one was taken in 1956 or 1957. Herschel Schooley, my dad and the little girl is Diana Sandefer. The Sandefer family knew my mother. Diana passed away about 5 years ago.
The second picture is my dad, unkown girl and Mayor George Birdsall. It was taken in 1943, the last year George was mayor of our city. I thought maybe the little girl was my sister Jinx but she looks a little to young. Jinx was 12 in 1943, I don't think this little girl looks like a 12 year old. I could be wrong. I don't know what my sister looked like when she was younger and no one is left alive who could tell me if this is her or not. And of course, I have no pictures of my sister when she was younger. I did an update on this post in Feb. The girl that I thought might be Jinx is none other then Shirley Temple at around the age of 12 or older, Shirley was born in 1932 so that makes this picture around 1944. My dad looks real good for being dead since 1939, lol. Another piece of proof that Spencer Penrose did not die in 1939!
Both of these pictures were taken at the rodeo here in Colorado Springs.
It is wonderful to have a picture of my dad in 1956. I look at it and its like he's here with me now. Its a nice feeling :)