November 5, 2006

Happy Trails

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Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys

Roy Rogers on the cover of a 1942 Dell comic book

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.
—Dale Evans Rogers; lyrics from her song Happy Trails

Source: Happy Trails song lyrics on
It's the birthday of the "King of the Cowboys," Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio (1911). He was my boyhood hero as I was growing up in the 1950's in central New Jersey. He was to me, I think, as Clancy of the Overflow was to my mom growing up in New South Wales, Australia in the 1920's and 30's. Roy Rogers passed away July, 6, 1998.
See also: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac for Sunday, November 5, 2006. Posted by niganit at November 5, 2006 7:20 PM
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