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Vol. XV · No. 12 · Series No. 174 · December 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

To Pat "Stoney" Bousquet who keeps us informed about "Buck". He visits him pretty regular and passes the information on to the Trail Riders.

I got a short note from "Miss" Joyce, "Buck's" spouse. She sent us his address at the care center. She says he is quite weak and still on dialysis three days a week. He has lost a lot of weight and does not answer his phone but cards and letters would be welcome. He is alway in our prayers.


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

5th - Dave "Tujunga" Finnin
6th - Bud "Bud Buster" Reeves
9th - Dick "Colorado" Oakes
31st - Don "Dusty" Maiers

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"You gotta wear the boot to know where it pinches."


DECEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, December 7th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, December 17th - "Paniola's" Paradise Island

Party time on the 17th and we have at this time, 17 paid guests. The deadline is December 1st and things start at 2 pm and will go until ? We will have great food and entertainment and a gift exchange. Hope to see you all there.


Dale Rickard had asked me to come out to his place and take some pictures of some artifacts he has for sale. After promising faithfully that we would be out as soon as possible, I went into the hospital and had an operation. After leaving the hospital, we went to Minnesota for a month. I had a fall in Minnesota that left my left leg sorta useless for a period of time. I have not made it out to Dale's place yet.

On Saturday, November 19th, the Ventura Star did an article on Dale and some of the movie props and western collections he has on his ranch. John "Chester" Brown and I will make it out there yet!


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Bob "Iowa" Owens sent us a letter regarding "Miss" Judy Trant, Ralph "Montana's" widow. She is living in Alabama now and suffered a stroke in June. She wants us to know she is doing fine.

"Miss" Charleen and I made a short trip to "Miss" Doris "7½" Lauter's country, Ojai. We had ordered a free range turkey for Thanksgiving and had to pick it up there. I had forgotten what a nice town it was. Parking was a bit of a problem as they were having parking lot sales all over the downtown area. It looked like a lot of fun but because of the frozen turkeys in the car, we couldn't stay.


ROUNDING-UP

Haven't heard anything from Rick "Texas Red" Tucker in some time - maybe soon!

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires & Happy Holidays!

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 11 · Series No. 173 · November 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

To "Paniola" and "Miss" Teresa for their great efforts in having the gang over for the Saturday barbeque. Everything was special for the food to the entertainment. We saw the show "Pirates of the Caribbean".


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

7th - Rose "Miss Kitty" Brown
14th - Pat "Big Casino" Nelson
19th - Tom "Cowboy" Ratican
26th - Bob "Iowa" Owens

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"You gotta wear the boot to know where it pinches."


NOVEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 2nd - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, November 16th - Open at this date...

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Last month "Miss" Charleen and I went to Minnesota on family business. We had rented a car but because of the results of the hurricane, we call AAA to check on gas prices. We were told gas prices would be up but there was a possibility of a shortage of gas in some of the areas. This was scary so we arranged other transportation; modern stagecoach, AMTRAK!

The route was interesting. The shortest distance between to points is a straight line. Railway tracks don't run that way. We went up the coast by San Francisco, cut inland through Mt. Shasta country and into Oregon. They transferred us to a bus at Klamath Falls and ran us to Pasco, Washington where we had to wait for the train for four hours! The rest of the ride was not bad. The cars are very quiet, the seats are roomy and quite comfortable. The Dining Car was expensive and the food was just fair. The scenery made the trip. It was beautiful, both going and coming back.

"Miss" Charleen is sold on the modern stagecoach and would do it again. Personally, I'd rather drive!!


"Paniola" and "Miss" Teresa invited all of the Trail Riders to their Paradise Island for a Saturday barbeque. There were about 13 or 14 of us that were there. Tom "Cowboy" Ratican drove down for this event and made pleasant company. He bunked at "Golden Grizz's" while he was here so his dogs would have a place to stay.

"Rocky Bob" out did himself when he purchased the meat. We all had fantastically good steaks! Of course the cooking of them also helped the flavor, thanks to "Paniola". All in all, it was a good event and very enjoyable. Of course we missed the ones who didn't come but we sure enjoyed their food!

One of the most welcomed people was Wilma "Hiyawilma" Irvine along with Will "Cherokee Slim" Lacey's sister. We also had Jerry "Lone Pine" Condit which was great to see him. We don't seem to get together with so many of our friends as often as we like.


Have received sad news this weekend. One of our founding members, Rick "Texas Red" Tucker's son died in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jack "Buck" Harding, our Foreman, is in a care home in Canoga Park. I don't have the address but it is on Saticoy Street just off Topanga Canyon Blvd. I know a visit would be appreciated.


ROUNDING-UP

Had a short visit with Tag "Chippewa" Groat, one of our early members, along with his brother, Rick "Thunder Eagle". We haven't seen either one for some time.

Haven't heard from anyone concerning Tommy Farrell's hat that Erin is looking for. Hope something comes up.

Sheldon "Manitoba Man" sent us a copy of the Fillmore & Western Flyer. It's a little paper explaining the Fillmore to Santa Paula railroad. It is most interesting. Some years back, Ermal "Duke" Williamson and his group did some reinactments on the train as it traveled. It is worth looking into!

Preparing for the end of the year parties and celebrations sure eats up a lot of time. It's hard to keep in mind the fun we have.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 10 · Series No. 172 · October 2005

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

5th - Marilyn "Sidekick" Pierson
8th - J.D. "J.D." Juesgen
10th - "Miss" Carla Iverson
10th - Bill "Panamint" Ehrhart
29th - Bob "Golden Grizz" Schenk

No Newsletter this month... "Dusty" & "Miss" Charleen are vacationing in Minnesota, eh?


Vol. XV · No. 9 · Series No. 171 · September 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

This month goes to Bob "Golden Grizz" Schenk and "Miss" Marge. They did the telephoning to the Trail Rider Members to remind them of the dinner at Corrigan's. Many of them showed up and we all had a good time.


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

14th - John "Chester" Brown
18th - La Neil Ehrehart
20th - Mr. Dave Bracken
21st - Mrs. Chris McIlvain

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"To win, all you gotta do is get up one more time than you fall!"


SEPTEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, September 7th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, September 21st - Open at this date...

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Out get together at Corrigan's was a large success. There was a total of eleven that showed up for dinner. We all were glad to see "Texas Red" and "Miss" Julie. We have missed their presence for some time. They brought us up to date as to the move to Texas and the return to Simi Valley. It was a real pleasure to have them back.

When we pulled into Corrigan's parking lot, Tom greeted us. He had on his tan hat, western shirt, and a pair of harem pants that were as loud as they were funny. I wonder if Miss Marilyn knew he had them on.

Roger and Jeri Nichodemus were at Corrigan's and very welcome company. Roger was afraid they weren't welcome because they aren't Trail Riders. I thought we adopted them years ago. If we didn't, we ought to do it now.

Art "Wrangler" Landry and "Miss" Marge also were able to make our dinner this year and if my recollection is right, this was their first time at Corrigan's.

John "Chester" Brown was there also but "Miss" Rose had to work. After John got home he took a fall and injured his spine. He had to go into emergency and be treated. I talked to him a couple of days later and he was still in pain.

Our Foreman, Jack "Buck" Harding is back in the hospital... again! Please, keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


ROUNDING-UP

A lot of things happening in the near future. Jim Roberts' Round-Up at the Sportsman's Lodge is set for August 12th. It's our chance to get our Buffalo Burgers and enjoy the company.

The Lone Pine Film Festival is scheduled for October 6th, 7th and th 8th. We should be making our plans for that weekend about now.

We are sorta planning a Bar-B-Que at "Paniola's" in September although we haven't pinned down a date as yet.

I'm ("Dusty") scheduled for surgery on August 17th. I'm not sure of the recovery time but don't think it'll be too long. "Miss" Charleen and I are tentatively planning to go to Minnesota in September to visit with family and lend our support wherever it is needed.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 8 · Series No. 170 · August 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

To Ron "Walkshorse". The hardest part of this newsletter is finding interesting things to print for our enjoyment. Notes from the members let me know that the newsletter is indeed read. I breathe easier when I get feedback. Ron sent a very interesting note concerning some happenings in Utah which are of interest to us. You deserve an extra tip, Ron.


AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

3rd - Bodie Webb
3rd - "Foreman" Marge Heig
18th - "Miss" Marge Schenk
25th - Bill "Panamint Slim" Ehrheart

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"Don't find fault... find a remedy!"


AUGUST TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, August 3rd - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, August 17th - Open at this date...

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Ron Walkshorse passed on this information about the Western Legends Round-Up on August 23rd to the 28th in the town of Kanab, Utah. Some of the celebrities appearing are; Buck Taylor, L.Q. Jones, James Drury, Clint Walker and many more. Many props and wardrobe items will be displayed. That would be a lot of fun to see.

Got a note from Jim Roberts. The Round-Up at the Sportsman's Lodge is on August 12th with a bunch of celebrities scheduled to be there. It's our chance to have our Buffalo Burgers and fixin's. All of this for $15 per person. This is one event I look forward to. You can get more information by calling the Sportsman's Lodge or call Jim at (662) 319-6611.

Lone Pine Film Festival is scheduled for Columbus Day in October. I'll put the dates in the next newsletter.

Pat "Stoney" Bousquet sent this open letter to George Coan concerning a plaque they sent to Jack "Buck" Harding:

"On May 10th, 2005, the Trail Riders of the West, on behalf of the Cowboy Pals, presented a plaque to Jack "Buck" Harding. It took place in his hospital room and was attended by Pat "Stoney"Bousquet, Don "Dusty" Maiers, Bob "Golden Grizz" Schenk, "Buck's" daughter Chris and his son Brent."

"We presented autographed photos of the Cowboy Pals and the plaque to Jack and took a couple of pictures. It was a pleasure to see his face light up. "Buck" was thrilled and full of smiles and said how much he has enjoyed a relationship with the Cowboy Pals over the years through letters and video. His only regret is that he hasn't been able to meet all of the Cowboy Pals in person."

"The Trail Riders of the West appreciate the honor to have been able to present the Cowboy Pals in bringing these joyful events to Jack "Buck" Harding."


ROUNDING-UP

FLASH! John "Chester" Brown was operated on last Tuesday. They removed a large boulder from his bladder. No wonder he has been uncomfortable for some time. He's home now and doing fine.

Curt "Slick" Pierson has a blood clot in his leg. The doctor has restricted him some what. He can't play golf but he did get on the putting range. That's good news.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 7 · Series No. 169 · July 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

This award is acknowledged each month to the member who contributes effort to make being a Trail Rider more fun and interesting. We have several members that fill this spot. "Grizz" and his recycle time help keep us aware of our one fund raiser. "Paniola" with his movies of great interest and "Miss" Teresa and her snacks. Of course we have "Forgetful" and his stories of memory lapsing, and we can't forget the "Wrangler" and his woodworking contributions. I thought and thought but you'll have to make your own pick this month. Too many to choose from!


JULY BIRTHDAYS

1st - Ed "Chatsworth" Iverson
2nd - Rick "Texas Red" Tucker
9th - Curt "Slick" Pierson
3rd - Ermal "Duke" Williamson

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"There's a big difference between a good sound reason for doing somethin' and a reason that just sounds good."


JULY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 6th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, July 20th - Corrigan's Steak House

We had a little discussion about our July 20th meeting because Ed and Teresa will be on vacation. We sorta decided that it would be nice to go to Corrigan's for dinner. We'll meet there at 6 pm for a nice dinner and then sit around and "Chew the Fat!!"

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Got a nice card from Doris "7½" Lauter. She sent a painting of Harry on a horse. I wish I could run it in the newsletter but a little short of room.

"Texas Red" landed a gig as soon as he got his feet on "home turf". He is playing on Saturday nights at PC's Bar & Grill on LA Avenue. If you get a chance, stop and enjoy the music.

Rick "Sure Hand" Groat finished the gun belt I ordered back in 1994. It is a "beauty!" If you need some leather work done, give him a call.

"Miss" Marge and "Golden Grizz", "Miss" Charleen and I ("Dusty"), went out to Havilah to celebrate with "Cowboy". We took our "coach" up the inland route, throughout Mojave and up 14 to Highway 178. All of this is high desert country and made for a real nice ride. Once we passed the summit the terrain changed and we had tall Jack Pines and lots of green. It was a beautiful ride all the way to Lake Isabella.

When we got there we had a little hang up. The information from "Cowboy" about the motel was fine but he failed to give us the name, so we had to use guess work to find out where our reservations were. We stopped at a place called "Dam Corner" and started our search which made for an interesting time but finally called "Cowboy" and he met us at a restaurant.

After we ate we drove down out to "Cowboy's" home. The drive to his place was excitement in itself. The road wasn't wide enough in some places to allow two cars to pass each other and we decided to return to our motel before dark. It was a beautiful drive though.

On Saturday, Havilah's celebration started with a tour of the Court House containing a museum of pictures and artifacts from the old town. "Cowboy" had made a miniature layout of the way the town appeared in its heyday. He did a great job on the models. We also took some pictures of a few buildings left standing, the line dancers, old time guns, western music and great crafts.

Our return trip was through the country heading towards Bakersfield but turned off towards Tehachapi. We were up on the top of the mountains and them way down in the valleys. It was beautiful and the scenery was just awesome. All in all it was a great outing. Some day I'll have to tell about the coyotes behind our motel, but that is another story.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 6 · Series No. 168 · June 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

The "Tip of the White Hat" goes to "JD" and "Miss" Sandra Juesgen. They paid a visit to Southern California and saw a couple of Trail Riders while here. It was good to see them and they are both looking great.


JUNE BIRTHDAYS

3rd - Kevin "Hondo" Cannon

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"Among other drawbacks, if you live alone you'll never know if you snore!"


JUNE TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, June 8th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, June 22nd - "Paniola's" Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

"Texas Red" and "Miss" Janie are now located in Simi Valley and are still getting settled. Glad they're home!

A special time is coming up on May 7th. "Cowboy's" town of Havilah is celebrating the return of the Havilah Days. There will be antique cars, tractors and trains. Also will be displays, good food and a lot of history from the old days. "Golden Grizz" and I are planning on attending this event. Should be fun!

Jack "Buck" Harding has left the care center in Simi and is back home. We hope and pray that the home influence will help his recovery.

Kevin "Hondo" Cannon's mother, Katie passed away April 12th at 2:30 am. She has been a long time friend of the Trail Riders. She always attended our events and even went to Dale Rickard's Ranch with us. We send our sincere wishes to "Hondo".

Ed "Chatsworth" Iverson was in Simi Hospital and was transfered to the convalescent section across from the hospital. Haven't heard from Carla as to how he is doing.

Enough of this hospital and sickness. We need good news!


NEWS FROM GOLDEN GRIZZ

Trail Riders Rick and Tag Groot attended the 33rd Annual Cowboy Auction and Antique Show at the Bakersfield Fairgrounds to perform their Wild West Show and to display and sell their leather goods such as holsters and gunbelts. Some of the things at the show were cowboy films, lobby cards and other antique items. The show lasted two days and were done each day with excellent crowd response. Both Rick and Tag were invited back next year for repeat performances.

They have been invited to perform in Santa Barbara in September of this year. Quite an honor for them. They have the distinction of doing the show for more than 40 years, which makes their show the longest continuous running Wild West Show. Also present in the show was another of our older members, Tom "Cowboy" Ratican.


ROUNDING-UP

The letters and notes from members are so welcome. It gives us a chance to catch up on the activities and lives of our friends. We haven't heard from Doris "7½" Lauter in Ojai since the rains came. They were almost isolated there.

NEWS FLASH: Just reported Jack "Buck" Harding has returned to the hospital and is in the intensive care unit. We'll try to keep you posted!

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 5 · Series No. 167 · May 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

The "Tip of the White Hat" to Bob "Golden Grizz" Schenk for taking care of the recycle efforts. The money that is brought in helps to keep the newsletter in paper and stamps.

We also have a special thank you to ALL who donated envelopes, paper and stamps for the newsletter. It has been very helpful defraying the expenses of printing and mailing.


MAY BIRTHDAYS

17 - Sammy Baugh
19th - Nancy Hilton
23rd - Sharon Carter
25th - Jack "Buck" Harding
30th - Pat "Stoney" Bousquet
30th - Doris "7½" Lauter

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"You can warm your socks in the oven, but don't make them bisquits."


MAY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 4th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, May 18th - "Paniola's" Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Finally got a hold of Rick "Texas Red" Tucker. He answered his cell phone when he was in Phoenix on his way to Simi Valley. Right after that, "Chester" and I ran into him at Corrigan's where he was entertaining for St. Patrick's Day. He and "Miss" Julie are moving back here. Glad to have them back.

Got a nice note from "Slick" and "Miss" Marilyn letting us know their doings. They went to Calico Ghost Town for the Civil War Re-enactment. They also made their annual trek to the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Film Festival for the support of the"Happy Trails Foundation". Many of our celebrity friends were there at the Saturday night banquet when "Slick" and "Sidekick" were presented with the "Trail Blazers" award. Quite an honor! They are making plans to be in Scottsdale Arizona in March.

We received from "Manitoba Man", the dates for the "Living History Days" at March Field Air Museum in Orange County on April 9th & 10th. The subject will be WWI and WWII and Vietnam reenactments and camps. If you need more information about this email manitobaman@pcmagic.net


ROUNDING-UP

Our Foreman, Jack "Buck" Harding is out of the hospital and into to Simi Valley Care Center on Los Angeles Avenue. I haven't been to see him yet but I understand he is in the room right next to Kathie Cannon, "Hondo's" mother.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 4 · Series No. 166 · April 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

The "Tip of the White Hat" this month goes to "Miss" Charlene Maiers. She takes all of the mundane and scrambled notes I give her and rewrites them reasonable and sensible and makes the newsletter out of them. A good job, "Miss" Charlene!


APRIL BIRTHDAYS

1st - Donn "Buckshot" Moyer
12th - Ed "Paniola" Phillips
15th - Richard "Big Casino" Nelson

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please email Dusty at chuckdust@aol.com or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"Once you know where you're going, just climb in the saddle and stay on the trail 'til you get there."


APRIL TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, April 6th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

Wednesday, April 20th - "Paniola's" Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Got a nice note from Donn "Buckshot" Moyer and it's a real pleasure to get notes from members. Donn and Nancy Moyer retired from their "Reptile Safari" show which was played at over 100 Western Washington Fair dates in the "Spirit of the West" building in Puyallup, Washington.

As "Buckshot", the old cowboy, he brings to life the characters of the "REAL" old west telling of the life style, dangers, hardships and pleasures of the original American cowboy learned from many years of interest and study of the time.

Then, with a change of attire, Donn presents the "REEL" "B" Western cowboy that was so much a part of our lives at the theater. He highlights the lives of some of our favorite stars who always got the bad guy in the end. Calling on personal friendships with many of the actors who were famous as "Cowboy" stars, he'll relate many interesting and unknown facts about our movie Heroes of the West.

During his change of attire, his lifelong partner Nancy will portray a woman of the frontier with authentic costumes and stories of what it was like to live in the days before all the modern conveniences that we take for granted in her "Memories of a Pioneer Woman."


ROUNDING-UP

Jack "Buck" Harding is still under the weather. It has been a long drawn out time of recovery for him. If you have time, give him a call or better yet, send him a note.

The rainy weather slowed most of us for a while. Not too much news, good or bad, to report. Trying to put a note in this newsletter from everyone I hear from. Keep the notes coming!

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 2 &3 · Series No. 164 & 165 · February & March 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

The "Tip of the White Hat" goes to "Slick" and "Miss" Marilyn. The Trail Riders as a club were all invited to see a premiere of a movie in which Slick appeared with George Kennedy. "Slick" and "Miss" Marilyn made a special effort to arrange for parking, directions to Los Alamitos and entrance for all. Unfortunately, bad weather sorta shut most of us down, but the effort was greatly appreciated.


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

8th - Charleen "Miss Charleen" Maiers
12th - Mina "Miss Mina" Bousquet
17th - Tim "Durango" McIlvain
19th - Julie "Miss Julie" Tucker

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

3rd - Carol "Red"Oakes
18th - Rick "Texas Red" Tucker
19th - Bob "Rocky Bob" Sobeck

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call "Dusty" at (1-805) 522-7713 or drop a note to the Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA. 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"When you see a turtle settin' on a fence post,
you may not know how it got there
but you can darn sure it had help!"


FEBRUARY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

February 2nd - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

February 16th - "Paniola's" Island Paradise

MARCH TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

March 2nd - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

March 16th - "Paniola's" Island Paradise

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

Had a long talk with JD in Idaho. He has a ranch close to Coeur D'Alene complete with barns, corrals, horses and stuff. Most important, he and Sandy are in good health and still havin' fun. He did say he was coming out this way in April. Hope he makes it this time. I would be nice to see them. They just may be able to attend one of our meetings.

I received a telephone number for "Texas Red" in Texas. I've called and left a message but have not received an answer as yet.

Durango and Rocky Bob have some VCR tapes (Westerns), some for sale, some for FREE! Have to talk to them for information on what's available.

Ethan Groat had a birthday recently. It seems impossible that he is 10 years old! We all remember the year he was born because that was the year the earth moved. Happy Birthday, Ethan.

Got a nice newsletter from Dick "Colorado" Oakes. I hope each of you got one from him. There is too many things to list. All I can say is that he is staying busy doing what we all want to do, playing "Cowboy". He even gets to pan gold in "them thar hills".


ROUNDING-UP

There is a lotta paper work involved in keeping in touch with the Trail Riders. It is a lot of fun hearing from each person. I have been trying to put a note in this paper from everyone I hear from. Keep the notes coming!

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires

"Dusty"


Vol. XV · No. 1 · Series No. 163 · January 2005

TIP OF THE WHITE HAT

The "Tip" is used to acknowledge special efforts by a member to make the Trail Riders Club more enjoyable for all. Ed "Paniola" and "Miss" Teresa have bent over backwards with their hospitality. A "Tip of the White Hat" seems small for what they do but it is the best we can do.


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

15th - Wilma "Hiyawilma" Irvine
29th - Bobbi Farrell

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

8th - Charleen "Miss Charleen" Maiers
12th - Mina "Miss Mina" Bousquet
17th - Tim "Durango" McIlvain
19th - Julie "Miss Julie" Tucker

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call "Dusty" at (1-805) 522-7713 or drop a note to the Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA. 93065.


IOWA SEZ

"Most everything you hear about a cowboy is true. But the most important thing is;
they take care of the cows."


JANUARY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

January 5th - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

January 19th - "Paniola's" Island Paradise

FEBRUARY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

February 2nd - "Golden Grizz's" Cave

February 16th - "Paniola's" Island Paradise

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF

The December get together was a very special event, thanks to "Paniola" and "Miss" Teresa. They had decorated the meeting room beautifully. Everything looked festive.

The food was scrumptious - The best Red's Barbeque could put out. We all ate our fill and enjoyed stuffing ourselves. "Paniola" and "Miss" Teresa dreamed up some special desserts that were super. The event was the "highlight" of our year.

Got a nice card from "Tobasco", our Fillmore member. He has been "under the weather" medically for some time so we don't see him often. Good to hear from him though.

Haven't heard from Rick "Texas Red" Tucker and "Miss" Julie. I think Texas just swallowed them up!

Haven't heard from Jack "Buck" Harding in some time. I know he would appreciate a call or a card. His address is: 1056 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065, or give him a call at (805) 522-8472.


ROUNDING-UP

The Trail Riders hope all of our friends had "Happy Holidays. May this New Year be prosperous for us all.

Warm Campfires

"Dusty"




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