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Old 10-09-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Ah growing up in the shadow of "the bomb." I remember in high school the boys used the line about how a girl should give it up today because they could drop the bomb tomorrow.

And remember "Duck and Cover?" As if scrunching under a desk would save us from being blown to bits or radiation.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Did Bullet get stuffed too?
Yes! From an article at the end of last year, after the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson closed, here's what happened:

"After 40 years in a stuffy museum with his favorite equine at his side, it’s happy trails for Bullet the Wonder Dog, the faithful friend of Roy Rogers. The taxidermed dog sold at a NYC auction of 1,000 items that belonged to the TV cowboy. Trigger, Rogers’ famed horse, sold for a whinny-worthy $266,000, according to an AP story.

The horse and dog will soon resurrect their TV career together. The buyer of both animals is rural cable company RFD-TV, which plans to air old Roy Rogers movies starting this fall. Rogers’ son, Roy Rogers Jr., will introduce each film, with Bullet and Trigger behind him."
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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And remember "Duck and Cover?" As if scrunching under a desk would save us from being blown to bits or radiation.
I know!!! You see all those videos of the bombs being exploded in Nevada, with the houses getting blown away!!! Like this:

Atomic Bomb Footage - YouTube

We had family friends that had a bomb shelter, it was kind of cool to go down inside, until it filled up with water.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Yes! From an article at the end of last year, after the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson closed, here's what happened:

"After 40 years in a stuffy museum with his favorite equine at his side, itís happy trails for Bullet the Wonder Dog, the faithful friend of Roy Rogers. The taxidermed dog sold at a NYC auction of 1,000 items that belonged to the TV cowboy. Trigger, Rogersí famed horse, sold for a whinny-worthy $266,000, according to an AP story.

The horse and dog will soon resurrect their TV career together. The buyer of both animals is rural cable company RFD-TV, which plans to air old Roy Rogers movies starting this fall. Rogersí son, Roy Rogers Jr., will introduce each film, with Bullet and Trigger behind him."
That's very cool! Thanks Curmudgeon.

Dale Evans and Annie Oakley (Gail Davis) were my heroes. I liked the cowboys too but it was great seeing some women in action few that they were.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I know!!! You see all those videos of the bombs being exploded in Nevada, with the houses getting blown away!!! Like this:

Atomic Bomb Footage - YouTube

We had family friends that had a bomb shelter, it was kind of cool to go down inside, until it filled up with water.
And no one in those days thought to spare the children the fear. I remember the Ed Sullivan show had an animation that showed what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bomb was dropped on those cities.

It had the faces of people and animals falling off. It was just a crude animation but it gave me nightmares for months afterwards. I think I was six or seven years old. They didn't see fit to warn parents it might scare the kids before showing it.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I miss Cisco and Pancho, then again there were three children between my sister and I that didn't get to grow up.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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I've got a documentary dvd called When The Cowboy Was King showing a number of the old Western tv/movie cowboys and cowgirls. Quite interesting. Gene Autry had Roy in a fight scene in one of his movies and asked Roy "can you sing better than you can fight?" and Roy said "yea". It went from there!
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I've got a documentary dvd called When The Cowboy Was King showing a number of the old Western tv/movie cowboys and cowgirls. Quite interesting. Gene Autry had Roy in a fight scene in one of his movies and asked Roy "can you sing better than you can fight?" and Roy said "yea". It went from there!
Cisco (Duncan Renaldo) was in the country illegally, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War, he was given citizenship by Congress. Pancho (leo Carillo) was one of the richest men in California. His family sold William Randolph Hearst his ranch.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Cisco (Duncan Renaldo) was in the country illegally, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War, he was given citizenship by Congress. Pancho (leo Carillo) was one of the richest men in California. His family sold William Randolph Hearst his ranch.
"Ohhh! Cisco."

"Ohhh! Pancho."

Can't imagine any comebacks on that show any more than Amos 'n Andy, but enjoyed both of them in their day.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Yet I was conditioned all those years that "girls don't go to college, girls become secretaries and get married" while my brothers were encouraged to go to college and had money set aside for them for that purpose. The message I received was from my parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, and it was in our faces in pretty much everything we were exposed to - television, magazines, books, movies, everywhere you looked. I was not allowed to drive the family car when I turned 16, for the simple reason that I was a girl, yet my brothers were allowed to drive it.
OMG...did we grow up in the same family? I faced the SAME issues with regard to college and driving.
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