Friday, June 3, 2011

Did You Hear About Roy Rogers?

The old Roy Rogers Museum moved from California to Branson, MO, a few years ago but suffered the final fate of its fans growing old, went out of business, and all the memorabilia was sold including the stuffed Trigger, Buttermilk, and Bullet. We got a long email on it the other day, but for the fun of it you can just click on this link to go to an online story on the auction. The family wound up with $2.9mm, pre-tax, of course, but they won't have to tour anymore, or show up smiling at the Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Theater.

You on the other hand, will have to wipe a tear away as you recall your youth. Kleenex now on sale at WalMart.

I heard one time, maybe in 6th grade, that Rogers and Gene Autry were in heated dispute because Gene Autry was THE King of the Cowboys, gave the title to Rogers for safekeeping when he had to go off to war (WW II), and Rogers was reluctant to give it back when he returned. Remember this story - it goes to show rumors could circulate even pre-internet. Could even be the truth . . .

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