Florence Cleo Holder -Hovland center front row
Florence Cleo Holder-Hovland
Dempsey Hovland athlete, owner, coach ,manager .agent of 7 barnstorm
sports teams My Dad.
YOU THINK THE HELMETS ARE FUNNY SOON AFTER A CHIMPANZEE CHASED FLORENCE FROM THE LOCKER ROOM GOOD HEAVENS FOR THE PLAYFUL HEADGEAR.
My mom Florence on the bench on left . A little time to catch up on mail from home, recent news clippings of the team and travel itineraries
My mom Florence Holder-Hovland
My moms childhood friend and HS basketball rivalry Leona Evans
All from rural Arkansas Winthrop, Ashdown, Gilham
My dad Dempsey Hovland cooking for his athletes.
My mom Florence on far right (just a baby) on the road in hotel room.
My aunt Francis in front seat darn it another mountain road wipeout
My mom Florence on rear of the wreck , a schedule was instituted
one loaded personal luggage one player loaded and inventoried equipment
into the custom advertising rack. In the summers my dad filled it with
sand for us Hovland kids to play in, in our backyard.
Packing a basketball team of women into a station wagon with my dad and my oldest brother (just a
baby) traveling every sate in the US and Canada.
As a singing guitar playing cowgirl entertaining at halftime. Mr and Mrs
Hank Williams joined her for a few halftime shows, during the games.
( Lynda Kay this is your role. )
Boots another team off court outfit sponsor.
My mom Florence leaves rural Arkansas to travel the world as professional athlete straight out of high school.. it is easy to understand how my dad fell in love with her and proposed . If she would have chose to attend college on her athletic scholarship vs going pro on my dad's team myself and my siblings would not have been.
My mom Florence, Marla and Betty Lou in off court Texas Cowgirl gear for NY Times photo shoot
Before they play opening game at he Garden Knicks vs Celtics Game.
Texas Cowgirls with Lakers before game my mom Florence on the far right
Joe Lapchick with the Texas Cowgirls when he invited them to play
opening game for the NBA