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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 5th, 2007 01:55 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Don’t you love the way Roy and Dale are with kids? They are so good with them. I remember back when I first started watching RR and didn’t know anything about him—we were watching Under California Stars and it got to that scene with Roy and the boy in the room, after Trigger’s been stolen. I turned around to my sister and said, “Gee, I wonder if Roy ever had any kids. He sure should have! He’s great with them!”

Little did I know, of course, that he had seven kids! Dale is also wonderful with kids. She doesn’t work with them too much in the movies…in fact, I can’t really think of one except Trigger Junior, and she was so sweet in there. I loved the way she mothered that boy. Her mothering talents really come out in the RR show, though. She really shines with kids in there. And with both her and Roy, you can tell it’s not faked—they really do feel that way. That of course is why I like them so much—they aren’t faked at all. Even though they’re acting, their real character comes through and you can see what they’re like.

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 Posted April 5th, 2007 07:09 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post

R.S.;

Roy and Dale did spend a lot of their own time visiting orphanages and childrens hospitals during their career.


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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 5th, 2007 07:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RR would even take Trigger to visit ill children. Children "sense" people that "truly care" for them and their well-being!
   
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 Posted April 5th, 2007 08:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Dale's book "Angel Unaware" is a masterpiece. It showed the true value of all human life, even in the case of a severely disabled child. This book was a real eye opener to many people.
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 Posted April 6th, 2007 02:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think Roy often said that he really wasn't much of an actor and really had no formal training before stardom. He said he mostly just kind of played himself in the various roles and responded to scenes and dialog the way he would in normal conversations, whenever possible.

Later when he had more control over the directing in his TV show days, he cut out the requirement for EXACT word lines and opted for a more natural flow of the story thru more spontaneous verbage. You can see a lot of that natural acting which is so refreshing when you watch his TV shows. I think his cast members appreciated Roy's style, as well.

Chief Blackhawk (Hawkeye) once said,' this is the place I shall make my stand' as he crossed the mighty Mississippi into Ioway Territory in 1832. Roy always respected the Native Amercans in all his films and had Choctaw blood. Native American Tribute & Musical Wigwam site http://eowawa.com
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 6th, 2007 11:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Eowawa: I bet the cast members did appreciate this style and, now, we the viewers, also enjoy this style!
   
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 Posted April 7th, 2007 10:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Dale's book "Angel Unaware" is a masterpiece. It showed the true value of all human life, even in the case of a severely disabled child. This book was a real eye opener to many people.

I absalutely ADORE that book! Both me and Becka agree it's one of the best books ever written.

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 7th, 2007 11:42 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I beleive every book she wrote is a masterpiece; each book shows the human side of RR/DE and their prodessional side. Each book shows the everyday lives of this famous couple and their children. DE was very open about their lives and so have been others that wrote about their lives.
   
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 Posted April 7th, 2007 02:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I've sure liked every book I've read that Dale wrote. I've read Happy Trails, Trials,
Tears, and Triumphs, Angel Unaware, and Dearest Debbie.

Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth even if it leads you to your death. Safeguard the helpless. That is your oath. (strikes him across the face) That is how you shall remember it. Rise a knight!
Knighting out of Kingdom of Heaven

You will listen to me. Listen! The Bretheren will still be looking to us, the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No! No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons! They will hear the ring of our swords and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
Elizibeth our of Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End
   
CowboyFan
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 Posted April 7th, 2007 03:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
All of them are good. DE's way of writing makes it seem to me that she's talking to me, personally. I've never experinced that with any other author.
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Before thee o'er a sea of gloom
Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 7th, 2007 04:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Keep reading until you have read all of them. They are each a blessing to the reader.
   
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 Posted April 8th, 2007 01:04 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'm going to!
Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth even if it leads you to your death. Safeguard the helpless. That is your oath. (strikes him across the face) That is how you shall remember it. Rise a knight!
Knighting out of Kingdom of Heaven

You will listen to me. Listen! The Bretheren will still be looking to us, the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No! No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons! They will hear the ring of our swords and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
Elizibeth our of Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End
   
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 Posted April 8th, 2007 03:02 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I don't read alot but if I ever find the time I will make sure to read DE's books.
Good better best never let it rest get your good better and your better best.
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 10th, 2007 10:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have the book "Hear The Children Crying" by DE. It is about abused children. It, in its way, also shows the love/care/deep concern for children that RR/DE had during their lives.
   
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 Posted April 11th, 2007 08:58 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I am glad that they loved children so much, and were concerned about what kind of content went into their movies, & TV shows. I think because of that, I have a like them in a different-but better- way than I do my other actors that I like. I mean, with the other actors I like, most of them have only made one or two good movies, and the rest aren't worth watching, but with RR and DE, all their movies were good, and their lives were good too, and so I feel I can like them more, and better than the others. (Does that make sense?)


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Have anchored safe and rest at last
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 03:02 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
R/DE had an "International Family". After reading all Dale's books, one can tell the love they had for each child. The books about the deceased adopted children, "A Salute To Sandy" and "Dearest Debbie" are so sweet and in the book in memory about Sandy, it tells about the USO tour RR/DE did in Vietnam.
   
Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 03:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I am glad that they loved children so much, and were concerned about what kind of content went into their movies, & TV shows. I think because of that, I have a like them in a different-but better- way than I do my other actors that I like. I mean, with the other actors I like, most of them have only made one or two good movies, and the rest aren't worth watching, but with RR and DE, all their movies were good, and their lives were good too, and so I feel I can like them more, and better than the others. (Does that make sense?)





You better believe it does!! That's exactly how I feel.

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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 03:52 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Roy and Dale are just wonderful with kids, no matter who or where. I was just watching Pals of the Golden West, and Roy is so gentle with that little boy when he accidentally mentions his father's death.
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Roughriding Senorita
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The mention of Trigger Jr in my first post on here made me remember something. Can anyone tell me what Dale's character name was in that one? It's been driving my crazy...I just can't remember it. Is it Kay? I'm almost positive that it begins with a K, but I can't put my finger on the exact name...
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 08:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It's Kay Harkrider.
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 08:34 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have lost count...I wonder how many Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren RR/DE have???????
   
Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 05:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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It's Kay Harkrider.


Thanks!

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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 05:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Another of my favorite scenes with Roy and a kid is the one from Along the Navaho Trail, where he sings the title song to the little gypsy girl. Isn't that a sweet scene? I love the way he picks her up and sets her down on the horse, and then sings the song just to her. Lucky kid, huh?
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted May 23rd, 2007 04:57 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I was just re-watching Trigger Jr the other day. I know I mentioned how nice Roy and Dale were with that kid in there before--but I had to mention it again. They were wonderful. He, by the way, was awfully convincing and a very good actor. But Roy and Dale were great with him--I love the scene where Roy's crouched down on his heels, talking to him about Trigger Junior. And then the scene where Dale sings that verse of May The Good Lord Take A Likin' To Ya to him--that was just wonderful. They both are SO GOOD WITH KIDS!!!!!! You couldn't think of two people more eminently suited to being the permanent King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West.
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 Posted May 24th, 2007 09:59 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I agree completely with you, RR Senorita. Those scenes were really touching.
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted May 30th, 2007 07:30 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I love it when Dale hugs the boy in Trigger Jr. That scene has me cracked up always!
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 Posted July 26th, 2007 04:20 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have read I am almost positive in either a book DE wrote or by another author....it could have been a mag article long ago, but in El Paso, it is said RR rode Trigger into the hotel lobby of where I stayed & it was a Hilton when we arrived but had changed ownership several times thru the years...was under transition even when I was there from Fiesta Americana. They said the guests/hotel workers and people on street went wild seeing this....there is a gorgeous stained glass dome in the ceiling. Since I had read the story, naturally I had to stay there and there was a very huge theater very close where I would think they probably starred. I love to find stories and when we travel we go to the places that sound fun and interesting and places one can learn about history. We did a short walking tour with leaflet provided by Tourism Office.
That was VERY interesting!
Now I remember Hotel name and as far as I know, it keeps that name along with hotel chain that owns it: Camino Real.

   
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 Posted July 27th, 2007 10:52 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That's neat!
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 Posted July 27th, 2007 10:52 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Pat Brady was also really good with kids. That shows up clearly in the RR shows.
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 Posted July 27th, 2007 11:15 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Raising a home with international children...that shows the love for children that RR/DE possessed.
   



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