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olderbutwiser
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 12:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I reckon a few years or so ago, I was on the orginal RR site looking at the RR fans message board. I saw a question being asked by a gentleman, requesting info on how he could get a copy of a song that Roy had sung, called HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
This fellow had meet his 2nd wife during a very depressing time in his life. This ray of sunshine was also a fan of Roys and together they had adopted this song as their very own, every anniversary date of their marriage. After all, what could be better that Roy Rogers , singing your anniversary song, just for you, every year?
His copy became lost in transit sometime along the way and now he wanted to get a copy for his 25th wedding annv.
I replied back, telling him that he could order over the internet on RR site and obtain a CD of that song.
About a month later, I received a very pleasant surprise on my e-mail from a guy named Don. He was thanking me for the time I took to reply to his request. He ordered that CD. His annv was a sentimental moment when he put Roys CD on and they danced their annv dance together.
Of course, I replied back, "My Pleasure, Happy Anniversary".
This started a long time friendship between Don & myself. Just two old RR fans brought together by a song sung by Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys.
Eventually , we talked on the phone many , many times, he in Washington State & me on Long Island, NY. We shared happy stories about our lives and gave support to each other during sad times. Don had been getting on in age, a WW 2 Vet.
He & his lovly bride were even planning a trip to NY, but I received a phone call from him, telling me that he had to postpone it due to his having to take some medical tests. Eventualy the news arrived that he was not well. During the last 2 years of our friendship, he declined to the point that conversations were extremely difficult for him.
I decided that if he could not travel , I would. I started to make arrangements to fly out to see him.
The phone rang and his wife, in tears informed me that Don had passed away, peacefully in the hospital. He was 82 years old. That was 3 years ago.
I have always been happy that the two of us met through Roy Rogers and his music.
Don's wife passed away recently. I only hope that Don & his Sunshine Bride are able to dance thier dance, together again, with Roy singing, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
   
Leah B.
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 12:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That is so wonderful. Thanks for posting that!
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 01:32 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Olderbutwiser,
...it is amazing the difference that Roy and Dale's lives have made in each of ours.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It makes for a very special posting.
So...I guess we're welcoming you back to the message board. That will qualify you for the "Vintage-Timers Ltd," a group within the group that specializes in us'ns who have been around the MB from the beginning or near-beginning.
As Minnie Pearl used to say, "HOW-deeeeeeeeeee!!"

"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 August 8th, 2007 01:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thank You for sharing your story.
Like so many of the rest of us, Friendships form that are amazng in their beauty. I wish you 2 could have met; just was not meant to be but...yes, your Friend and his Sunshine Bride are together once again in a place of Love and Peace...dancing "their song".

   
Twister
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 03:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thank you for sharing that wonderful story.
Trigs Mom
   
olderbutwiser
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 03:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I am very honored to be a member of The Vintage-Timers Ltd. Yep, been around a while. Sorta lost touch with the site for a while,though. Divorced, got remarried 5 years later. Had a little problem with the old ticker but a few stents fixed that. Grandkids starting to accumulate.
I remember Roy & Dale at Madison Sq Garden in NYC in the 50's. A GRAND sight to behold. Of course Dale was there also. As they rode around the arena, I know Roy & Dale looked right at me and waved because I called out their names. Me & 10,000 other kids , of course, but I know they heard me & waved. A gentler time in our lives.
It's nice to be back.
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 8th, 2007 04:03 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
.....and it is nice to have you back!
   
Calamity Jane
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 Posted August 9th, 2007 11:50 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
olderbutwiser,
That was a wonderful story!!!! Thank you for posting it here.

He's the King of the Cowboys, a legend in his time a man who loves his country, where he will always ride! Saddled up on his golden palamino, with a six-gun at each side, he has given us precious memorys and Happy Trails for me and you!
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 9th, 2007 03:48 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I wish others would post similar stories............
   
Cowpokey D
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 Posted August 13th, 2007 02:34 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post

The most beautiful set of gates in California, second only to the Pearly ones.

"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
   
SStacey
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 Posted August 13th, 2007 09:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thank you Cowpokey for the picture. I lost all the other ones that were on the auction site when the house was up for sale. I sure would love for someone to send me those pictures again. I dont know what happened but just one day I couldn't open the file-they were gone.
SStacey
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 13th, 2007 09:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
SStacey...I printed them out and they were so lovely. A lot of people in this town have no desire to be on MB but when I told them the house inside/outside was on the website to view, hundreds did look and I got a Thanks for letting them know the pics had been placed for all to view.
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 14th, 2007 01:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
After seeing the pics here, I dug until I found the "few" pics I made. Now, I want to watch all the tape I made at the home, final resting place and Museum and pics of My Good Friends in Apple Valley. Everywhere we went, we found what I call "Southern Hospitality" out West. Everyone would start a conversation and I would tell everyone all I wanted to see/do and everyone ask if I had directions to home/museum and their resting site. And, I had thought it might be slightly hard to find places but with a printed map from internet and having addresses.....we actually found each place and in the riding, we found church and it was open for exterminator and we went in and quickly made a few pics.
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 18th, 2007 11:43 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Today, in our local newspaper, the magazine section has an article from Etta's Lunchbox Cafe in New Plymouth, Ohio. They have rows and rows of lunchboxes from years gone by and it shows a lunchbox of RR/DE that they have in their collection. Just never know where/when one will find a nice article that has something about R/DE in the article!
   
Twister
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 Posted August 18th, 2007 05:09 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
We were shopping/site seeing in Guthrie Oklahoma last year with my sister and we found quite a lot of RR/DE photos, lunch boxes, gun & holster sets. They really were the King & Queen of the west.

Even though they lived in CA, Oklahoma lays claim to them also... after all they were married here. Just ask Trigs.. he will tell you all about it.


Trigs Mom
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 18th, 2007 06:04 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Oklahoma can be Proud to claim the rights to place RR/DE were married.....Trigs KNOWS that!
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted August 20th, 2007 07:37 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I keep RR mousepads with all our computers...I figure Roy will keep me out of trouble! I even use a wireless mouse with laptop and have a RR mouse pad for it; so, it travels with me wherever I wander!
   
Cowpokey D
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 Posted August 21st, 2007 06:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The effect that Roy and Dale have had on my life was to help my parents establish standards and integrity for me.
It is indeed a shame when celebrities, for instance, Charles Barkley, refuse to be a good role model for youngsters.
I'm glad Roy and Dale did what they did for the youth during their days of stardom and for the youth to follow.

"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 August 21st, 2007 06:53 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
As I stayed up most of night...which I generally do, last night was slightly different...I listened to RR CD's as I watched TV/stayed on internet, writing back and forth to Family in MX...we get somewhat better news coverage on hurricanes than they do although it is MUCH better now than in years past...but listening to RR and some of DE...sure helped pass the hours. I agree with CD that RR/DE did establish certain standards that were taught me by them and my entire Family and sometimes, I find that not all people seem to keep those morals they say they were also taught. I always found that Trust in others is one fine quality but, sometimes we see that change in people. We need more people like RR/DE to continue teaching us so much about morals.
   
Cowpokey D
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 Posted August 21st, 2007 06:58 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Yup, I know what it's like to grow up in a greatly connected family. And I also know how Roy and Dale provided additional help in getting me reared.
What I don't know and I always pray that I can be sensitive to those who have come from dis-connected families. Just think how many times Roy and Dale no doubt provded top-notch help and support to those kids...almost becoming family to those who had none. I hope we can always provide support to Roy and Dale's family as they continue extending the details of Roy and Dale helping others.

"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 August 21st, 2007 07:02 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
All of that Family do Good Deeds and some do it ever so quietly...as if they wish no recognition. Which ever way they do what they do, I know RR/DE are proud of their entire Family.
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 1st, 2007 05:14 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My daughter in Macon was out today getting gift packs made up to let my youngest Granddaughter give away to all her guests at her 7th birthday party soon at the place she takes Gymnastics. Karen went into a dollar store in a mall just to see what else she could find to finish off the gift bags and found a few things for each bag and as she was about to check out, she said "I stood there looking at some gift bags for a long time...trying to figure out WHY I kept looking and them , I realized they had huge pics of RR on them...2 versions". She got me several of each !!!!
   



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