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Leah B.
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 Posted September 3rd, 2007 05:46 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Growing up with Roy and Dale, is the book that Mr. Roy Rogers Jr. wrote.

What's your favorite part? This is just a place to discuss it.

I once had this book out of the library for about 7 months. (I'd really like to get it from the gift shop, but haven't had the chance to yet)

I have a cousin and we just" Ohhh" and "Ahhh" over it whenever we see it together.

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Brenda Castilla
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I could not say any part is better than another...it is totally enjoyable.....maybe where he sings The King Of The Cowboys to his Dad for first time is very Special to me.
   
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I could not say any part is better than another...it is totally enjoyable.....maybe where he sings The King Of The Cowboys to his Dad for first time is very Special to me.

The part that meant a lot to me is where towards the end of the book, Dusty and Roy had the special exchange about the sign. That spoke volumes to me.

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Brenda Castilla
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...You are talking about where RR took down the sign at the home Dusty built for RR/DE that Dusty never took down...and DE told Dusty she would not be a go-between for him and his Dad to straighten out their feelings about each other/how they felt/their love......and after that talk, they never let a day pass without saying I Love You to each other...yes..a nice section of book. The song somehow hit me as Special.
   
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 Posted September 3rd, 2007 09:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That part was in the book? I must of missed something. I remember them talking about in on one of the HTT DVDS, but not in the book. It's been a while since I read the book though...
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Brenda Castilla
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CowboyFan.....It is at the very end of the book.
   
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 Posted September 4th, 2007 09:56 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It is a wonderful book. I read PARTS of it to my boys. They really enjoyed it. It was at our local library but was lost. I will probably go ahead and buy one. It is a book that can be read over and over.

Wonderfully written.

Trigs Mom
   
Leah B.
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 Posted September 4th, 2007 10:26 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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It is a book that can be read over and over.


You can say that again! I've read it about 200 times!

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CowboyFan.....It is at the very end of the book.


Ok, thank you!

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Brenda Castilla
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My book was purchased as soon as it hit the bookstores all the many years ago and it looks it!...been read so many times and Dusty has autographed it for me.
   
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 Posted September 4th, 2007 12:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That has to be very special to you.
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 4th, 2007 12:23 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It is "special"! But, my most Special book is the last book DE wrote and she autographed a copy to me.......that is my Treasure!
   
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I shared this in 2001 on MB Numero Uno, but with the present topic being what it is, I'll share it again.
Merrijoy purchased my copy of Growing Up With Roy and Dale when she was going through Victorville and stopped in at the museum. The book was fresh from the publishers. She brought it home to me and I was thrilled. Like someone else said once, it was nearly impossible to put it down after starting it. No autograph though.
In 2001, Dusty was to appear at the Portsmouth event and I took my copy of his book along with me to see if I could get him to sign it.
During the afternoon, after looking all through the Ramada Inn for Dusty as well as all the displays, etc, I finally decided to go back to the van to change.
While I had been in the Ramada Inn, I used the restroom and after spending a little bit pf time back in the van, I couldn't find my book. I thought I must have left it in the men's room. I was partially dressed but no matter; I literally ran back to the men's room and searched all over to no avail. One fellow, not the one from Idaho, asked me what I was looking for. I explained and he said it was probably gone.
With a very heavy heart, I trudged back to the van feeling like I was going to be sick. After finishing my clothing change, I moved some stuff and there it was...it had fallen down and under. WOW!! Was I happy. That evening, I had an opportunity to see Dusty, he signed my book and it is safe at home!!!

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Brenda Castilla
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That story, I remember!
   
Cowpokey D
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That story, I remember!

Just so that everyone knows, I did have my drawers on when I went running back in.

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 4th, 2007 04:52 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Somehow, I do remember us discussing in what state of dress you were in at the time of the 100 yard dash!
   
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Just so that everyone knows, I did have my drawers on when I went running back in.


glad you cleared that up...


I was watching RR/DE today and she had mentioned writing a book. "Following a Star" I think that is what she said. Has anyone read that one?

She also mentioned Dusty's book. Next time we go I would like to get his book and get it autographed.

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Has Dusty wrote anymore books? It would be wonderful if someone could write RR adventure books for kids. Trigs would love it... especially if it could be used for AR points.
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Brenda Castilla
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To my knowledge, Dusty has not written anymore books and I want to think that the name of a book DE was writing did not in the end receive that name of "Following A Star" but was renamed.
   
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 Posted September 5th, 2007 12:09 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I love this book!
Thank Heavens for Dale Evans

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 5th, 2007 03:37 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Everyone loves Dusty's book. It would be great if ALL the Rogers children would write a book...from their viewpoint of life growing up in that famous household!
   
Leah B.
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I've been hoping they will! *fingers crossed*
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That is what we can ALL do......keep hoping!!!!!!!
   
Bev Longman
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I think the book that Twister is talking about is "Only One Star." Dale sings that song, too, on a CD. I assume she wrote it, but I'm not sure--"There's only one star and His name is Jesus." That's all I can remember off the top of my head. I just checked my RRDE CDs and that song is on the CD that she, Roy, and Dusty made in the late 90s, "Say Yes to Tomorrow."

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There's only one star and His name is Jesus."
Bev Longman

She used that quote "There's Just One Star and His name is Jesus" in a Happy Trails Theater wrap-around that I just saw recently.

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Brenda Castilla
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Bev...That certainly may be the book. All I know is I remember the title Twister named but I also remember reading that the title was changed to another name for the book in question before it was published.
   
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 Posted September 10th, 2007 10:11 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I got Dusty's book, "Growing up with Roy and Dale" when I was at the museum this summer. Dusty signed it for me too. I do treasure it. It was a very good book and I know I will read it more than once. I enjoyed visiting the museum so much. Everyone is so personable. Red Neckers was a really neat guy. So down to earth. I enjoyed talking to him. They have a great show. Everyone is so nice.
   
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nrust...That is great you got the book and Dusty signed it. He took one look at my old hardback copy of it and said.."You have had this awhile..and I told him I got it the minute it hit the shelves for sale. He autographed it after his performance.
   
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I think the book that Twister is talking about is "Only One Star." Dale sings that song, too, on a CD. I assume she wrote it, but I'm not sure--"There's only one star and His name is Jesus." That's all I can remember off the top of my head. I just checked my RRDE CDs and that song is on the CD that she, Roy, and Dusty made in the late 90s, "Say Yes to Tomorrow."

Bev Longman

Only One Star is available in the RR/DE Gift Shop.

"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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 Posted September 19th, 2007 02:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I've been wanting to read this book for a long time--need to order it from interlibrary loan today since I'm at the library.
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