2/26/15

CATEGORIES: ROY ROGERS and DALE EVANS, Buckaroo and Buckarette


Sepia Saturday's theme this week is parades. The theme image is Russians marching. What can we say about Russia? They continue to choose megalomaniacs as their leaders. What is in the psyche of the Russian people that makes them constantly yearn for leaders that cross the line between right and wrong? It's a wonder.

I have parade photos to share, but they're of a man who stood for what was right and wore the white hat to prove it.



Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were of huge importance in my life as a child. I still have good thoughts when I think of them. I recently discovered an obscure tv channel that shows old episodes of the Roy Rogers Show. I can easily sit down and get lost in one of the shows, mostly astounded by how really bad the acting and writing was. As a kid I never noticed any of that. All of the kids in the neighborhood would watch the show and soon be outside reenacting it around our houses; for that reason alone the show was of value. You watched the show and then ran outside. These days too many kids stay inside and stare at screens nonstop. I think we're going to have a lot of very awkward adults in the future who never really learned to socialize.


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These two photos were taken at the Rose Parade in 1947, thirty years after the theme photo was taken. Roy, Dale, Trigger, and Buttermilk…can't get any better than that.


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These photos are NOT in Buckaroos and Buckarettes.


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18 comments:

  1. A wonderful time long ago.

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  2. Now that's the way one should dress for horse-backing! Great photos.

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    1. Wouldn't it be grand to step out in all the spangles and not feel like a fool.

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  3. Much rather look at Roy and Trigger (More Hay Trigger? No Thanks Roy, I'm Stuffed!) over Russians any day!

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    1. Indeed, on an especially bad day for Russia when another champion of democracy is silenced.

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  4. The highlight of one of our vacations was visiting a Roy Rogers museum. Seeing Trigger, Buttermilk, and Bullet took me back to those days in front of the tv wishing I had a Dale Rogers cowgirl outfit.

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    1. The old museum in Victorville. I drove by many times but never stopped. Definitely a regret. Roy used to show up there on a regular basis.

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  5. Any parade with Roy and Dale too surely had them as Grand Marshals. It must have been expensive to get them for an event on the East Coast.

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    1. Actually Bob Hope was the Grand Marshall that year. They didn't hold the position until 1977 which seems odd. And Gene Autry never was.

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  6. Don't the photographs just capture the time perfectly - something about the texture of the prints and the look of the crowd.

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    1. Yup, almost feel as if you're there.

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  7. Saw Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Boston when I was little -- spent the next few years yearning for a horse!

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  8. My brother & I used to listen to Roy Rogers & Dale Evans on the radio - later, watching them on TV. And speaking of singing cowboys, though he starred in other roles in movies in the 30s & 40s, Dennis Morgan was a singing cowboy in a few. Having quietly retired to Mariposa Co., Calif., he often came to sing in the church choir I sang in & even gave me some of his solo music. A lovely gentleman with a gorgeous voice!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember him. He did have a lovely voice.

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  9. Happy trails to you, Roy Rogers! I seem to remember a song that includes the words "Roy Rogers, Roy Rogers" but can't think of the rest of it!

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    1. I don't remember that song. I'll have to go through some old cowboy CDs to see if I can find it.

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