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Leah B.
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 Posted December 4th, 2007 12:37 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Glad you read it RRF!
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 Posted January 3rd, 2008 10:02 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'd read the book earlier and recently had Dusty sign a copy for me after one of his shows in Branson. It is revelatory, and we all appreciate the candor. However, there is one moment in there that has given me a good deal of pause. Apparently, after young Debbie's death in that tragic bus accident, the father of the other girl killed with her, one Joanne, sought out a place on the Rogers family ranch and killed himself in his car. Since the spot was somewhat remote and involved an outbuilding that was seldom used, his remains were not discovered for a couple of weeks and it was Dusty himself, along with one of his friends, who discovered the body.
Of course, we all understand that individuals who are clinically depressed will do things that they would never do in ordinary daily life, but I am still amazed that the man picked the Rogers's premises to commit suicide - and could he not have foreseen that children would find him?
I am a professional director myself and clearly Roy and Dale were the most moral and humane of people in a business that is known, frequently, for the opposite. I loathe that this incident could have done nothing but compound their grief, and I certainly hope that they had some professional counseling/solace available for Dusty and his friend.

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 Posted January 7th, 2008 11:53 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Maybe it was chosen because the Rogers place held good memories of his daughter? In his grief he probably wasn't thinking beyond the moment.
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Leah B.
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 Posted January 7th, 2008 03:00 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Probably! The fact that he commited suicide, means he really wasn't thinking straight. Also, he probably just drove the car SOMEWHERE, and since he'd been there before, he drove automatically.
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 Posted March 18th, 2008 04:57 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Mom read parts of the book to Cowboy and I. We really liked it... we got it from the local library.
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 Posted March 24th, 2008 02:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It's a great book!
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.
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Leah B.
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 Posted March 25th, 2008 11:09 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My parents gave this book to me for my birthday! I am thrilled to have it!
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 Posted March 26th, 2008 09:10 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Let us know your favorite part... even though it is hard to narrow down to one part.
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 Posted March 29th, 2008 11:51 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
You're SOOOOO lucky LB!!!
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.
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 Posted April 1st, 2008 11:48 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Our pastor had a sermon on "empty boxes". He started out mentioning out his grandson played with the box more then his new toy. Sometimes in our Christian life we get playing with the empty boxes and forget about the gift inside... (reminded me of the book were the boys played with the boxes... hee hee).
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 Posted April 7th, 2008 01:55 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It is like that! Wonder where he got the idea, huh???
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.
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Leah B.
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 Posted April 11th, 2008 06:00 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Twister wrote:
Let us know your favorite part... even though it is hard to narrow down to one part.


Ahhh!! Hardest question ever. *thinks* I like it all, I think my favorite are the whole-family-together parts. Though I don't come from a really large family, I can relate to some of those things, plus, it's just all around funny!!!

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 Posted April 14th, 2008 03:45 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
No kidding! Particularly some of the stuff the boys did ...
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.
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 Posted May 19th, 2008 08:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Mmm our carpenters (who grew up watching RR) said a few times that my boys remind them some of the stories they have read about Dusty & Sandy. They enjoy laughing at some of their antics... I on the other hand probably resemble Dale (in action only) chasing them down to discipline them... What two boys can get into...
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 Posted May 23rd, 2008 06:32 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The family could make an action movie off Dusty and Sandys antics!
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 Posted May 31st, 2008 11:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I got this book several years ago I believe from Crossings Book Club.
I have just finished reading this book again and I enjoy it more everytime I read that book.

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 Posted June 4th, 2008 08:03 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
yes Trigs wants to read the book again. That book would make a great movie.
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 Posted September 7th, 2008 11:50 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I can'at say what is my favorite part of the book. There are so many that stick in my mine. The two boys were very adventurous.

One part is where they did something wrong and Roy, Sr. spanked them. After he spanked them he explained he was their father and it was his responsibility to teach them.

Dusty and his brother were wrestling. Dale told them to stop, but they went right on wrestling. Dale then got her SHOW GUN and shot it off. That got their attention.

At the time I read the book I missed something.

At last year's Reunion I won a bid to have brunch with Dusty the next day.

i was talking about Dale shooting the gun off outside. I thought the boys were playing outside.

Dusty explained, no, they were playing in the house." WOW. That must have left some big, black, powder mark on the ceiling.

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 Posted September 7th, 2008 12:07 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I believe you commented you did not have a chance to get a copy of Dusty's GROWING UP WITH ROY AND DALE book.

You can call Kelly at 417-339-1900 ext 225
and she will mail it to you.

You can go on the Roy Rogers Website and click on GIFT SHOP -- it's in BIG BOLD LETTERS IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.

If you're interested in the DARK HORSE ROY ROGERS COMICS, IT'S NOW IN THE GIFT SHOP. I have already ordered mine. I'll pick it up when I get to the Reunion on the 19th. It's $49.95.
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Leah B.
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 Posted September 8th, 2008 09:50 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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At last year's Reunion I won a bid to have brunch with Dusty the next day.


Wow! That must have been fun! How did it go?

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