Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Updated: “HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU” – AN END OF AN ERA • Roy Rogers (2009)

Via David

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The ending first
"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 honour. We learned that lying and cheating were bad, and that 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.

It was a great ride through childhood.



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.


  1. This made me sad. We grew-up watching the very best. I think, I still have a thing for Penny off Sky King. Ya, all the great heroes taught me right from wrong. Something I remembered all my life.


    1. the great heroes taught me right from wrong. Something I remembered all my life.
      How true and it was a different world.

  2. And this is why America is and forever will be the Greatest Nation ever seen.

  3. As Badger said, "This makes me sad." --- but thankful that we grew up in what was probably the best of times in the best country that ever was.

    Was???? I refuse to rant!!! At this point, words are mostly a waste of time & it's all about gettin' the kids & grandkids through whatever "they" throw at us. It won't be fun but it will be interesting.

    1. Thanks and how far we have degenerated. Just mind boggling.