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Leah B.
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 Posted September 19th, 2007 04:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
You should get it out!
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 Posted September 19th, 2007 06:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Yes! It's good! (If you are talking about Growing up with Roy and Dale, and if you are talking about Only One Star I'm sure it's great too!
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 Posted September 22nd, 2007 09:27 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Leah B. wrote:
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.
I enjoyed reading Dusty's book as well. In fact, I finally purchased a copy of my own.
   
Leah B.
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 Posted September 22nd, 2007 11:19 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
"Yay" for you, Buckaroo!
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 Posted September 27th, 2007 02:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Leah B. wrote:
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.




I just read this book--finally!!--and I loved it!!! I think it's one of my all-time favorite books on Roy and Dale. It's so well-written and Dusty Rogers' point of view is unique. I LOVE all of the stories he told!

My favorite part--well, that's hard. But the part that probably moved me most was the end, when he talks about why he wrote "King of the Cowboys". Being as that song and the story behind it has always had me crying and cheering all at once, that part was super special.

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 Posted October 2nd, 2007 09:04 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have hinted (rather strongly) to my husband that I would like Dusty's book for Christmas... Hopefully I will. We had that book at our local Library but it went missing... so sad... because I really enjoyed it but only got to read it once..... so I am sure I missed a lot.
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 Posted October 2nd, 2007 03:33 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I hope you get it! It's a book that will be treasured always.
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Leah B.
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 Posted October 2nd, 2007 03:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Ditto that, CowboyFan!
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted October 5th, 2007 11:29 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Some of the stories in this book are enough to keel you over laughing, aren't they? I think my favorite is the scene where Sandy is being bad during meal-time and Dale dumps the pitcher of milk over his head--and then beats him in a screaming match. Somehow, I could JUST see her doing that...
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 Posted October 5th, 2007 11:29 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
You know, the other thing this book hammered home to me again was the fact of just how remarkable the Rogers family is/was. I'm not going to go into this but I read some dork talking about how Roy had no personality. Other screen stars had loads of personality--hating kids, getting into scandal after scandal, etc--but Roy had no personality. What that guy didn't realize was that Roy and Dale together were able to not only pull off an incredible career--one which is still remembered well--but to pull off raising a huge, multi-racial family--and each of the kids growing up into really good people. You know how you read about movie stars' kids being dorks--well, with Roy and Dale, that simply didn't happen. And I really think that fact alone is enough to make someone sit back and think "Wow!"
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 Posted October 15th, 2007 12:32 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I've looked and looked but I cannot find the thread that had pictures of Roy with Dusty which had been on comic book covers - where is it?
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 Posted October 15th, 2007 12:34 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
There is a few threads for pictures of RR & DE, perhaps they are there.
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted October 15th, 2007 12:34 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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CowboyFan wrote:There is a few threads for pictures of RR & DE, perhaps they are there.

I've looked there...I just can't seem to find them.

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 Posted October 15th, 2007 12:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hmm. I'll keep my eyes open for them.
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted October 15th, 2007 12:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
They're probably tucked away on an unrelated thread...that happens. I wanted to add something to the discussion about the comics.
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Leah B.
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 Posted October 27th, 2007 01:21 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
There are some RR and DR picture at this link. On the last page I believe.

http://excoboard.com/exco/thread.ph...=1283874&page=7

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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted November 2nd, 2007 06:19 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I've posted quite a few comic covers pics of Roy and Dusty. Check any of the pics topics!! If there is an interest in them, I have more which I could post. Many of the covers I post have had the cover info bitmapped out, cuz what I'm really interested in is the photo for itself.
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Leah B.
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 Posted November 2nd, 2007 06:21 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Whoops... be "DR" I meant Dusty Rogers, not Dale Rogers.
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 Posted November 2nd, 2007 06:23 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That's okay--mostly her abbreviation is DE! Or DER.
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 Posted November 3rd, 2007 01:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
One of my favorite parts is where Dusty and Sandy were playing in the cow patties. How halarious! Their real lives were as good/funny as any made up show. My brother and I would have fit right in with Dusty and Sandy as kids-we stayed in trouble. Although we weren't quite as rowdy as them.
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 Posted November 5th, 2007 10:54 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I thought of a part of the book the other day that made me chuckle. Dusty's speaks of having to take all those vitamins. My mom was also on that kick... and it wasn't the "flintstones" chewables. We had the codliver oil, vitamin E, C and etc... whew..... I so didn't like those codliver & vitamin e ones... My dog got a lot of cod liver vitamins...in those days.. hee hee.
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 Posted November 9th, 2007 05:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
One of my favorite parts in the book is the beginning, where Dusty introduces the story by saying everything that happened to their family, and saying that it was a recipe for how NOT to raise a family successfully...yet somehow things did work out. Being as that has always been so amazing to me, it was neat reading that.
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Leah B.
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 Posted November 9th, 2007 08:48 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Mmm.... yes, that was good.
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 Posted November 26th, 2007 03:53 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I just read this book, and I LOVED it! I was laughint(alot), crying alot, and just plain enjoying every minute of it! It was wonderful - I'm glad I got it to read it! Thanks everybody for the promting!
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 Posted November 26th, 2007 05:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'm really glad you got to read it, RRF!
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 Posted November 28th, 2007 08:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post

The Happy Trails Theater version of, SUNSET IN EL DORADO, in the wrap-around-commentary, Dale and Dusty dicuss the writing of his book.

I have read my copy a number of times since buying the book.


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 Posted November 29th, 2007 08:44 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I remember that episode-it was the first time I had ever seen a Happy Trails Theatre show. Did they talk about Only One Star in that show too or not?
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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted November 29th, 2007 03:58 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think they did!

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 Posted November 29th, 2007 05:14 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Ok, thanks! I haven't seen that episode in a while.
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 Posted November 30th, 2007 11:05 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It's a good one!
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