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Saturday, April 13, 2013

They Sold Trigger!

If your under 50 you can stop here, 
you won't understand :( 

The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson , MO
has closed its doors forever.

The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction.

Roy Rogers told his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss,
close it and sell the contents. He complied.

Note the follow-on article truly the end of an era.

Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...

Roy 's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated to
Sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.
His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of
"This Is Your Life" sold for $10,000 (EST. $800-$1,000).
A collection of signed baseballs ( Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and other greats) sold for $3,750.

A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter,
Bob Feller, and others) sold for $2,750.

Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (EST. 100-150 K).

One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many
cowboy hats sold for $17,500.
One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625.
(He never used a set of spurs on Trigger).

A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.

Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000.
Very unique and artistic in their western style.
Roy's first Boots
A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his
perfect game in the world series against The Dodgers
on Oct. 8, 1953, along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500.
Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their
original boxes with Numerous photos of Roy, Dale,
Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.

A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining
the troops in Vietnam sold for $938.
I never knew he was there. His flight jacket sold for $7,500.
His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.

The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.

One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

Nellybelle sold for $116,500.

A fabulous painting of Roy , Dale, Pat , Buttermilk, Trigger,
and Bullet sold for $10,625.

One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.

A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching
inscription > From Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.

A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the people that played in Roy 's movies sold for $11,875.

Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold
below the presale estimate for $25,000. (EST. 30-40 K).
Bullet sold for $35,000 (EST. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.

Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K,
sold for $104,500.

One of many pairs of Roy 's boots sold for $21,250.

Trigger sold for $266,500. 
Do you remember the 1938 movie
The Adventures of Robinhood,
With Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?
Well Olivia rode Trigger in that movie.

Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby.
Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500.

Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together.

Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the movie
Son of Paleface in 1953.

It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever.
Despite the fact that Gene and Roy 's movies, as well as those of other great characters, can be bought or rented for viewing, today's kids would rather spend their time playing video games.

Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their kids with
the right values and morals.

These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did teach
us right from wrong, and how to have and show respect for each other and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time.
We were able to grow up with these great people even if we
never met them.

In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor,
we learned that lying and cheating were bad, and sex wasn't as important as love.

We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failure
and work through it. Our lives were drug free.
So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy,
The Lone Ranger and Tonto.
Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday.
Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah
and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made them better.
 Happy trails
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.
From the album:
"Roy Rogers: A Treasure of Western Favorites"
Contributed: Marten Busstra

Friday, April 12, 2013

What To Do

I wrote this post yesterday, but didn't publish it.
It's now a day later and has been re-written in a calmer
 tone along with updates at the end.

I could just spit I am so angry!

Someone (Kathleen Reynolds) just stole the above photo from me. I use this photo for my profile photo on deviantArt!  How did I find out? Well you see I subscribe to Flea Market Gardening. I sat down to go thru my email and had just received a posting by them.  There was an article on  dragonflies for the garden, an article I, of course, would be very interested in. I clicked on the link and started reading. I get to the end and there is my photo of my hand with my Dragonfly!!  And it reads:

"Photo by Kathleen Reynolds' "

"Here is Kathleen Reynolds‘ brilliant photo of a real dragonfly to inspire you. I hope you try finding the pieces needed to make your own good luck charm."

 I've had blog posts stolen and placed in other online magazines, now my photo!
Geez, just ask for cry sakes!
I will most likely say yes,

Yesterday was a very interesting day, to say the least.

I have a friend who introduced me to the book

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence-Devotions For Every Day Of The Year by Sarah Young. I have ordered it but it hasn't arrived yet. So she sends me the daily devotionals.
This was yesterdays.
Dear Deb,

This is the day that I have made. Rejoice and be glad in it. Begin the day with open hands of faith, ready to receive all that I am pouring into this brief portion of your life. Be careful not to complain about anything,even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. The best way to handle unwanted situations is to thank Me for them. This act of faith frees you from resentment and frees Me to work My ways into the situation, so that good emerges from it.

To find Joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries. I knew what I was doing when I divided time into twenty-four-hour segments. I understand human frailty, and I know that you can bear the weight of only one day at a time. Do not worry about tomorrow or get stuck in the past. There is abundant Life in My Presence today.

Love, God

Psalm 118:24 Philippians 3:13-14

Thursdays are appointment days with my therapist. I thought how am I going to get thru my appointment without complaining..... which is all I seem to do in there.

I started out pretty good during my appointment. The whole way there I kept trying to think how I could spin my complaints into positives. Half way through I started complaining. ugh, I told her about the reading. She said but you need to come in here and vent otherwise we can't make progress, let it all out in there so I wouldn't complain the rest of the day. I did and had a wonderful rest of the day. On the way home my son took me to lunch then my daughter took me to get a manicure.....couldn't complain about any of that.

After arriving home, I opened my email and promptly fell off the wagon.

While enjoying reading a page I subscribe to, which had an article on how to make dragonfly decorations for the garden (right up my alley) I reached the bottom there was a photo I had taken with credit given to another person.

I flipped.

It is the photo above of my hand holding a big blue dragonfly in my garden. The photo is on my blog and is my profile photo for deviantArt. The lady who took credit for it had stolen it. I emailed the author of the article, commented on their Facebook page, my Facebook page and started an article on my blog. I fired with ALL guns. I take a lot of photos and not many turn out for me to be really proud of. I received an email back from the author apologizing saying she would correct the credit immediately and she has.

So, of course, now I feel guilty for blowing up. So my day of not complaining turned into an epic fail. But it's only up from here, right?

Another sweet friend has watermarked (something I couldn't figure out and need to learn to do) said photo. I know this will not stop everyone since there is usually away to eliminate it....crop the photo, erase the watermark, etc. But is should help some.

Now, I'm off not to complain ;)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wind Blown Spring

With Spring here
(altho you'd never guess by the wind we've had all week!)
all that crosses my mind is gardening!
And not the kind of gardening you do to clean up after said wind!
As I sit here looking out the window
at things falling and flying thru the air,
it seems yard work is in order before
I can get started with all the projects I have in my head.
But before I can even do that everything needs a
thorough watering since my poor
plants are so wind whipped.
So since I'm stuck inside I wander around looking at everyone's gardens and how beautiful they look....
and develop more ideas (dangerous, I know) for projects.
Here are a few of my faves and
just plain cute ideas others have come up with.
Love using shutters in the garden
So Romantic !
Finally a way to use all those empty wine bottles!


So cute


So funny!

A Fairy Garden in on my to do list.
This chair is adorable!
 So sweet ♥
It seems someone up there seems to think
 I need to learn more patience.
My days have become busy with transporting T
back and forth to Physical Therapy.
He fell in the shower and wrenched his back,
throw Scoliosis in the mix
and you have pretty painful issues.
Then I was out of commission for a few days.
I tripped and fell ~ leading with my face of course!
My glasses broke not only themselves but my face too!
Cuts across my forehead, my nose swollen and purple,
bruised knees and I must have hit my right shoulder,
that has a torn rotator cuff on the way down,
because it's letting me know it's still there ...
yes, when I do it I do it good!
Can I tell you how fun it is when you have to
hold your glasses on just to see! NOT!
I've been needing new glasses for a while now,
this prescription just isn't cutting it,
everything was blurry even before the fall.
Maybe the fall was The Lords way of making me go in
for a check up and get new ones.
Only wish He had rained a little cash down on me
to be able to afford them easier!!


Monday, April 8, 2013


I became confused when I heard the word "Service" used with these agencies:

Internal Revenue
U.S. Postal 'Service'
Telephone 'Service'
Cable TV 'Service'
State, City, County & Public 'Service'
Customer 'Service'

This is not what I thought
'Service' meant.

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to
'Service' a few cows. BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us.

I hope that you are now just as enlightened as I am.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil,



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