I know that I wrote about this before. But now the time is near.
Since I was inundated with sad and downtrodden comments regarding this from my last post, I wanted to give more information. I wanted to empower you all. There are things you can do.
First, you can donate to the Gene Autry Museum who will be at Christies buying. They cannot buy it all, but they are doing their best to preserve the memories. You have to call to get info and here is the number: 323-667-2000.
Second, you can bid. Go to the Christie’s site and sign up to use your computer to bid. If you can read my blog, you can register to bid. I know, I know, none of you think you have enough money. However, if it is just peace of mind and maybe a piece of Roy, there are items that are very inexpensive. You could purchase one of his watches, let’s say, or any number of little items you will see in the catalog. You must sign up quickly!
So, here is a link to the catalog. Move the slider bar at the bottom of the page to turn the individual pages of the catalog.
Here is a link to the lots page. This describes all the items up for bidding. Individual items are called, lots. You can see a description of the item and what the sellers hope to make. Just because they hope to get a certain value for each item does not mean they will. You can always bid. All that can happen is either you are outbid or you win it!
I’ve also attached an interview with Dusty Rogers, Roy’s son. Many of you are outraged and perhaps this interview will help put the pieces together. Maybe not.
Anyway, please do whatever you feel is the right thing here. Hopefully, either you will get a little piece for yourself, you will donate to the other museum trying to preserve the memories, or you can rest assured that some of the items will remain in a museum.
From the amount of mail I received on this topic, evidently he will remain in your hearts for sure…
And, if you don’t know what to do but you want to do something, please donate a few dollars to our Bucket Fund which is this month sponsoring The Golden Carrot — a place for old folks horses. Trigger would like that, I think, if he was looking down from above.
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