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Sierra Sue
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 Posted September 15th, 2007 09:04 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My husband, Will, our grandson, Zach and I went on the White House Tour on 8-17-07 and as we walked into the White House through this rather long hallway, we were looking at all of the portraits framed and we came across this picture of Roy and Dale with President Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower along with their grandson, David, celebrating his birthday. The photo was taken in 1956. My grandson who is 9 spotted the picture before I did and pointed it out to me. Roy was dressed in a cowboy suit and Dale had a fur stole on for the occasion. I was so surprised to find that picture, but I shouldn't have been as Roy and Dale were heroes to so many thousands of fans. The birthday table was decorated in a "Roy Rogers" theme. It seemed to me only proper that there would be a picture of our heroes displayed in the White House for generations of people to see. Yes, we enjoyed all of the portraits of the presidents and first ladies, but I will always remember the special one of Roy and Dale.
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted September 15th, 2007 09:55 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Great observation, Sierra Sue.
I'll be that was a great feeling that.

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 15th, 2007 10:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
This is in one of DE's books...that they were ask to come and be a part of David's birthday party at the WH and am I wrong or was the gift they gave David a replica of a boat that the Pres. had at that time???Been awhile since I read the history of that visit.
   
shutterbugKELLY
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 Posted September 15th, 2007 10:41 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Lucky kid!


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Leah B.
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 Posted September 15th, 2007 11:32 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That is so neat!

(And I agree ShuttterbugKELLY, I would have LOVED if that was MY birthday )

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 16th, 2007 12:53 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Any buckaroo would have been completely delighted to have RR/DE at their birthday party...WOW...can you imagine what all those children felt when in prescence of RR/DE! That would have made any party complete...be it young or old! Thanks for providing this pic for the MB to enjoy! I seem to think I have seen this pic long ago somewhere...but a Joy to see again!
   
Cowpokey D
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 Posted September 16th, 2007 04:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Look at the decorations on the table...even the cake looks like cowboy decor. It would be something to hear what David Eisenhower would say today in recollection of that event.
"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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Sierra Sue
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 Posted September 16th, 2007 11:42 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I hadn't thought about what David could recollect about his birthday party with Roy and Dale there, but I bet he remembers a great deal about it, Cowpokey D. Also I want to thank ShutterbugKELLY for coming up with the picture. I was real happy to see it. Also, I plan to go through all the books I have on my bookshelf to see if I can find which book may have had included it. Sorry it took me so long to get back on the message board. I just had to capitalize my name to figure this out.
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted September 16th, 2007 01:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I would think David would remember the party with RR/DE in detail...most buckaroos would!
   
Twister
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 Posted September 18th, 2007 08:27 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Great pic! Great story.... Thanks for posting it!
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Cowpokey D
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 Posted October 13th, 2007 04:05 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Brenda Castilla wrote:
I would think David would remember the party with RR/DE in detail...most buckaroos would!

I agree, Brenda. That must have been front-page news!!
Then, too, David Eisenhower was a youngster during the time that Roy and Dale's popularity was soaring. Every child would like to have been there.
Many children who were in hospitals and orphanages had the privilege of meeting Roy and Dale because of RR/DE's desire to bring happiness into their lives. I'm glad Roy and Dale did.

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Twister
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 Posted October 15th, 2007 06:43 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RR & DE were and are amazing people and blessed so many people with their love and outreaching. I wish we had more stars like them today.
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nrust
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 Posted October 17th, 2007 07:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Does anyone know the details about the picture of the birthday at the White house? That is a neat picture. Nelda
   
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 Posted January 26th, 2008 06:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RR & DE were and are amazing people and blessed so many people with their love and outreaching. I wish we had more stars like them today. RE: Twister
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I have a police officer friend who works with the gang unit here and her prime focus is trying to keep the young ones age 11 to 14 out of being drawn into the lure of gang culture. Too bad indeed we don't have some media stars these kids could look up to and learn the right ways to live from instead of the lawbreaking, DUI, drugs and general lout culture that is Hollywood today.
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Twister
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 Posted January 29th, 2008 05:01 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Eowawa: I agree with you but that is also the publics/parents fault... maybe if we all work together we can change that. (Wishful thinking???)
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RoyRogersFan
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 Posted February 18th, 2008 03:21 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I really don't think that it's too much of wishful thinking. I think that mabye if there were enough people willing to stand up for it something might happen.
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Kansas
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 Posted June 1st, 2008 11:03 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thought you might like to see another photo of this White House event. This one was sent to the kids who attended. It's shown here with the letter from the President's secretary thanking them for attending, and autographs that the kid got at the event. The autographed photo of Roy and Dale was given to each kid, along with cowboy hats, cap gun and holsters, etc.

http://excoboard.com/forums/13609/u...6349/269888.jpg

http://excoboard.com/forums/13609/u...6349/269889.jpg
   
Kansas
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 Posted June 1st, 2008 11:08 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Boy, I keep forgetting to use the Post Reply button, not the reply at the bottom. Here it is again.......



   
Twister
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 Posted June 4th, 2008 08:02 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Kansas: thanks for posting the photo. It is great!
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 Posted July 29th, 2008 06:22 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have a few RR pics and posters






biggest little RR fan,



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