drlobojo is not a doctor, nor is he a wolf, although he has been called a cur on occasion, nor is he a jo which is Scottish for sweetheart having never been called that to his recollection. He is a pre-Atomic (born before the first bomb blast in New Mexico), a boy off of the Red River of Oklahoma, son of a share cropper, and poor white trash at that.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The End of the Happy Trails
If your not over 40 years old then Roy Rogers must be an unkown or vauge character to you. Someone mentioned in the lyrics of a Lyle Lovett song perhaps, or maybe you bought a hamburger at a fast food place with his name on it.
But for us old geezers, Roy was the "King Of The Cowboys".
He has been dead 12 years now. Yesterday and today they auctioned of the stuff from the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum.
The Museum was in Victorville California for many years. We drove by time and again on the way to the in-laws' home. Never stopped. always wanted too but....
In 2003 they moved the museum to Branson, Missouri, a play ground place for middle aged middle America.
I guess Roy's allure had faded away by then, cause it only lasted less than seven years in that location. So now they are auctioning off Roy's stuff.
Trigger Roy's Palomino and the star of a bazillion B-movies and a TV show was auctioned.
The original Trigger died in 1953 over 57 years ago. He was stuffed and mounted in his famous rearing stand and displayed in the Roy's museum.
Trigger sold yesterday for almost a quarter of a million dollars.
Bullet the Wonder Dog who was Roy and Dale's personal pet dog became a star in the Roy Rogers TV Series. Again stuffed and mounted Bullet fetch $35,000 at auction.
It is not the end of the trail for Roy and this dog and horse, but the happy trail part is definitely over.