You may have missed it but recently there was a contest to select a new Milky Bar Kid. That took me back a few years to a time when I wrote a couple of Milky Bar Kid commercials myself. Come to think of it, it must have been quite a few years because my eldest son was one of the Milky Bar Kid’s mates – and now he’s married with a son.
There will be those who scream that I’m being sexist but I was shocked that, it seemed, most of the contestants were girls. How could the Milky Bar Kid be anything but a small boy? Fortunately, however, they chose a boy and I was saved from having to mount a protest.
Something good did come out of my concern. A new game. I’ve called it “Cross gender Cowboys”. It’s easy and anyone can play. See if you can add to these:
Joan Wayne, Roylene Rogers, Jean Autrey, Slinkalong Cassidy, Wild Jill Hicock, and so on.
The last word and the prize so far goes to my wife Pamela for Ernie Oakley.