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 ~*`Welcome To 'My Never Ending Circle Of Love`*~... ..`By `Janie/mjfb1954`


Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:54:31 -0700

A time in History, never to be seen again, but what a ride it was……

The Roy Rogers Museum has closed its doors forever.
Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...
Roy 's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated to sell
between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.


His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of This Is Your Life
sold for $10,000 (est. $800-$1,000)

A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and other greats)
sold for $3,750

A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, Bob Feller, and others)
 sold for $2,750.

Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (est. 100-150 K)

One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many cowboy hats
sold for $17,500.


One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625.
(He never used a set of spurs on Trigger.)

A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.

Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000.
Very unique and artistic
in their western style.

A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his perfect game
 in the world series against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1953,
along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500

Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their original boxes
with numerous photos of Roy, Dale, Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.

A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining the troops
in Vietnam sold for $938.  I never knew he was there.  
His flight jacket sold for $7,500.


His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.  
The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.

One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

Nellybelle sold for $116,500.


A fabulous painting of Roy , Dale, Pat, Buttermilk, Trigger,
and Bullet sold for $10,625.

One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.

A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching
inscription from Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.

A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the people that
played in Roy 's movies sold for $11,875.

Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold below
the presale estimate for $25,000. (est. 30-40 K)


Bullet sold for $35,000 (est. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.

Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K, sold for $104,500.

One of many pairs of Roy 's boots sold for $21,250.

Trigger sold for $266,500.


Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood with Errol Flynn
and Olivia de Havilland?  Well Olivia rode Trigger in that movie.  
Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby.
Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500.    
Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together.  
Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar
in the movie Son of Paleface in 1953.

It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever.  
Despite the fact that Gene and Roy 's movies,
as well as those of other great characters,
can be bought or rented for viewing,
today's kids would rather spend their time
playing video games.  Today it takes a very
special pair of parents to raise their kids
 with the right values and morals.
 These were the great heroes of our childhood,
and they did teach us right from wrong,
and how to have and show respect for each other
and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time. We were able to grow up
with these great people even if we never met them.  
In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor, we learned
that lying and cheating were bad, and sex wasn't as important as love.
 We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failure and work through it.  
Our lives were drug free.

So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy, The Lone Ranger and Tonto.  
Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday.  Thanks to Capt.. Kangaroo,
Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours,
and made them better.


It was a great ride through childhood.



 At Roy's memorial service they released doves.
His son Dusty turned to his brother and said
"What do you think Dad would say about this?"
The other replied "You take the ones on the right,
I've got the ones on the left" :-)

They created memories that have roots in eternity.
They were special on and off camera.
I miss what they gave to all of us. A simpler time;
 a simpler way to live.
And faith that we will all find a "Happy Trail".

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did,
I received this in email, and thought it was worth sharing
with all of you!
Take care, God's Blessings to all!


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