This #TBT Throwback Thursday goes back to 1951, during the reign of King Ricky the Merciful.
Elk River, Minnesota--the Larson family's home town--was holding a contest to crown the king or queen baby of the area.
All over town, the local merchants posted pictures of babies in their shop windows--so many babies you would've there was a town-wide missing baby epidemic.
Once they'd surveyed the pictures, people then stuffed the ballot boxes inside the shops to vote for the best baby.
Of course Ricky Larson, barely one year old, put his hat into the ring with this classic picture.
And who could resist that toothless smile? Those jean coveralls? He even had his hands out front in ready position, like he was about to go work on the family farm.
"It was a great photo," Rick says now. "Really compelling."
The town of Elk River apparently agreed, as Ricky Larson won the "Stuff the Ballot Box" contest. ("That was kind of an ass-kicking," he says.)
He was awarded a little four-inch trophy (long since lost to the ages) that declared him King Ricky of Elk River.
So the next time you have Rick teaching your class, don't forget to call him by his true name: King Ricky.
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