Today, The Ugly Bug Ball celebrates two birthdays.
My grandfather was born on this day in 1909. He wasn’t actually a cowboy. He was a National Park ranger. Still, I love this photo of him in a jaunty cowboy hat.
It’s also Johnny Crawford’s 66th birthday.
He’s best known for playing young Mark McCain on The Rifleman, which everybody knows is my favorite western. Mark was never seen celebrating his birthday on the show, so I got silly in photoshop to change that.
Happy Birthday, Grandpa John and Johnny!