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carolyn todd
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 Posted June 20th, 2007 09:46 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Does anyone have any information about the later years of Roy's parents. From what I have read they were so very special to Roy and he took very good care of them, and were an important part of his life. I read in one of the books about RR life that one of the first things he did when he started making money was to buy them a home and a chicken farm. I have also read they took care of Roy's children often after Arlene passed away. After that I have not any knowledge of their lives. I have wondered about their later years and if they stayed in good health. I do not find any record of when they passed away.
If anyone can share on this topic, I would appreciate hearing from you.

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SStacey
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 Posted June 21st, 2007 08:58 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have often wondered the same thing myself!
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted June 22nd, 2007 02:23 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hmm, darn it, I know when Roy's mother passed away! I think it was 1955. Dale mentions it in Happy Trails, the 1970's version. I'll look up more.
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted June 22nd, 2007 02:23 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
On this same subject, I've often wondered what happened to Roy's sisters. Did they marry?
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carolyn todd
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 Posted June 22nd, 2007 09:04 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Roughriding Senorita, I will have to do some rereading. I don't remember Dale making mention about Roy's mother passing away. I know she talked about her mother and father and illness and their passing. I was surprised not to hear more about Roy's parents.

At least one of Roy's sisters married. That is who he came to visit when he first went out to California. I remember reading about at least one sister working for Roy and helping with fan mail, etc. and even working in the museum when it was in California.

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Crosley Boy
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 Posted June 27th, 2007 08:49 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The Slyes, Cincinnati and Crosleys have a lot in common.
Crosley refrigerators and radios were made in that area.

Had Trigger been an automobile, he would have been a Crosley.
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted June 27th, 2007 11:28 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Welcome, Crosley Boy! It is always amazing what info a MB member will come up with on here!
   
Eowawa
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Wasn't there also a little Crosley automoblie? My dad traded a Cushman Road King motor xcooter for a green one once I think.
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
   
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 Posted June 27th, 2007 10:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
From reading, it seems that I remember RR's Dad was in a Nsg. Home last years of his life and RR visited daily except when touring.
   
Crosley Boy
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Eowawa wrote:
Wasn't there also a little Crosley automoblie? My dad traded a Cushman Road King motor xcooter for a green one once I think.

This is true. I've also heard that the cars were built both in Ohio and Indiana. A Cushman for a Crosley...hmmm.

Had Trigger been an automobile, he would have been a Crosley.
   
carolyn todd
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 Posted June 28th, 2007 03:13 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda, thanks for your knowledge. I just have not been able to research any information about Roy's parents during their declining years. There is no doubt but what Roy would have taken great care of them. I have gotten the picture they all were a very close family, sisters included.
Anything our MB members can share on the subject is appreciated.

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted June 28th, 2007 06:00 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
In all my books, they are mentioned but, not at "great" length. There are 2 books I want to look at again...they "may" have more info and I have forgotten. Yes, they were a very close and loving family from all I have read. They were very poor in RR's younger years and had to live from day to day and they played instruments and sang for entertaining theirselves.
   
carolyn todd
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 Posted June 28th, 2007 11:41 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda, I am like you, I need togo back and do some re-reading, maybe there was more information that I have just forgotten.
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 05:43 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I've been thinkig the same thing myself. I love to read and what better material than RR/DE.
"How can we not believe in the greatness of America?...we cannot, must not and will not turn back. We will finish our job. How could we do less? We're Americans."
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 10:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Each time I re-read a book, I find something that I know I read before but it did not make an impression at the time and the re-reading makes me find that this statement or paragraph or page hold great treasures of info about the Rogers Family!.......and just escaped me in past readings.
   
Eowawa
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 11:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Andy came to RR one day and told him the lttle chicken ranch east of Chatsworth was no longer the right thing and was becoming too much for them in their declining years. RR asked, well Pa what do you want to do then? Shortly after that exchange is when they moved to town.
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
   
carolyn todd
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 11:13 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Cowpokey D, I agree with you...no better reading than the Roy and Dale books. I love eveyone of them. We think we remember what we read but always discover new things when re-reading the same book.

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carolyn todd
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 11:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Eowawa, thanks for sharing about Roy's parents. Did you read about the conversation with Roy and his dad concerning the chicken ranch or was your information from another source?
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carolyn todd
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 Posted June 29th, 2007 11:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda, your remark about re-reading the Roy and or Dale books and discovering new treasures of information is an excellent descriptive remark of how we feel when we learn something new about them.

Thanks, Brenda, I think you said what so many of us feel when we discover something new about them.
.......TREASURES. I like that word!!!

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Eowawa
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 Posted June 30th, 2007 02:56 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have 02.87% total recall of everything I have ever read.
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
   
Cowpokey D
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 Posted June 30th, 2007 05:38 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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carolyn todd wrote:
Eowawa, thanks for sharing about Roy's parents. Did you read about the conversation with Roy and his dad concerning the chicken ranch or was your information from another source?

That quote is in one of the Happy Trails books.

"How can we not believe in the greatness of America?...we cannot, must not and will not turn back. We will finish our job. How could we do less? We're Americans."
Ronald Reagan 1984
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted June 30th, 2007 11:02 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I remember reading that...may have been in more than 1 book....so many books until it is hard to figure out which book said what without rereading each.
   
carolyn todd
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 08:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
researching.......reading......on my to do list for certain. Now the question is WHEN??? ----yard to mow, dishes to wash, garden to tend to, cooking to do. the list goes on and on. Does anyone else share the same problem?
The things we want to do in the way of pleasure always get put on the back burner.....I retired in 2003 but now working two (sometimes three) part time jobs. What is wrong with this picture!

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 09:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
carolyn.....I like what some actor said once........We do not take time to stop and smell the roses. That is very true!
   
Twister
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 09:42 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think Roy's parents were mentioned in Dusty's book. I would have to reread but I thought they had moved in town and RR had a small chicken pen built... but I am not sure. Will dbl ck.
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carolyn todd
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 09:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda, that is so true and I keep wanting to live by that thought but somehow I still ignore it. It is always "some day".
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Twister
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I spent 4 yrs mowing the lawn today. AUGh.. We have had 19 straight days of rain and finally had enough sun to mow. We won't mention dishes and such... I actually spent a little time this afternoon in the flower bed watching the boys play RR and Gene Autry. Usually they have a neighbor girl over and she plays DE. They are so much fun to watch. don't know how much weeding I got done.
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carolyn todd
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 09:46 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Twister, welcome to the MB and thanks for your information. I do have Dusty's book and have read it....but again, I may have forgotten that information.
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carolyn todd
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 09:54 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Twister, we played those same games when I was little. I have 4 sisters and two brothers. There were 4 of us older then along came 3 more so kinda like two families. Anyway my brother and I would go along with Dad to the field and while he worked the field, my brother and I would play cowboys. He would be Gene Autry and I would be Roy Rogers (eventhough, I am a girl) SOOOOOO much fun.
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Twister
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 Posted July 1st, 2007 10:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My boys 11 & 5 had a bunch of friends over last fall and they made a RR movie. There were 16 kids at our house and a few extra horses. WHEW! They had so much fun. It was cute. The local museum left our kids film part of it in there. I think some of us adults had just as much fun. The kids did a great job. The ages ranged from 2 years old up to 17 years old. It was so neat to see all the different age groups work together and have a blast. They spent three days here...I needed a week to recoop though... hee hee.
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