” I told you, I don’t shoot to kill. I want a silver bullet to be a symbol of justice.”

The night was chilly so the house was cold again this morning. I threw on my sweatshirt and started the heat. The house is now cozy and warm. The sun is streaming through the front door and Fern has staked her spot. Gracie is having her morning nap. All is right with my world.

I have a few errands today then I get to watch Red Sox baseball at four. I think that’s a strange time for any game, let alone an ALCS game.

The Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers were on this morning, and I watched them both with the critical eye of an adult. Poor Tonto was simply the “Injun” and was told to be out-of-town before nightfall. The town set was composed of building facades though a few long shots were filmed outside. The Lone Ranger explained as he did on every show that he was on the side of the law despite his mask. He and Tonto fought, defeated and captured the bad guys as they always did. The Lone Ranger and Tonto said good-bye, and as they were leaving, someone wanted to know who that masked man was. The sheriff said, “That was The Lone Ranger.” The end of the program was the familiar scene of the Lone Ranger and Tonto riding out-of-town on that dirt road with rocks on each side. The Lone Ranger shouted,” Hi-ho, Silver, away,” as our two heroes rode off side by side.

Roy Rogers was actually filmed outside, no fake scenes there. Roy had his whole crew: Dale on Buttercup, Pat driving Nellybelle, Bullet running along side and Trigger. Dale wore great outfits with lots of fringe. I chuckled at hearing little lady and old-timer being used.Β When I was a kid, I never thought about this program as being modern, 50’s modern. It was just a western to me despite the jeep. In this episode, a fake federal agent even wore a suit and tie, but Roy and Dale were faithful to their western roots. Roy wore his two-gun holster while Dale’s had only one gun. They both wore tooled boots, and Roy wore his cowboy hat. At the end of the program, I got to sing along with Roy and Dale. “Happy trails to you until we meet again.”

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  1. Hedley Says:

    I am supposed to be working but am hugely conflicted this afternoon. At 3.00 pm England play Poland at Wembley and a win guarantees their place at the World Cup next summer in Brazil. At 4.00 pm Kat and I continue our baseball adventures as the Tigers and Sox collide at Comerica Park.

    One of my chums travels regularly to China and I have been requesting an “off market” Blu Ray of the recent Lone Ranger movie. No one went to see it at the movies but I am interested to understand why Johnny Depp had a dead chicken on his head.

    Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore were very much part of our Saturday evenings , always enjoyed but never really got past the Daleks

    I grew up hiding behind the sofa – I guess nothing changes with all the action today

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      If I were still working, i’d be gone in time for the baseball game, but, unlike you, I would not be conflicted. This is when you need a picture in a picture so you can watch two stations.

      The reviews were so horrible for that movie I chose not to see it. Had I found even a lukewarm review I might have been tempted, maybe not. The few scenes i’ve watched had Johnny Depp even more over the top than usual.

      The Lone Ranger was a Saturday morning western for us, and I always watched it. The Daleks never appeared until the 1970’s here when PBS bought the series. I have been a loyal follower since then and never once watched from behind the couch.

      • Hedley Says:

        Given that you are a Gal who wrestled Crocs in Ghana, you were much braver than me.

        The closest we got to wrestling was Mick MacManus and Jackie Pallo.

      • katry Says:

        I just lifted that ugly old croc’s tail! I would have run as fast as the wind if it had turned around.

        I had to look up Mick MacManus and Jackie Pallo.

      • Hedley Says:

        Don’t understate your Croc wrestling, we read your reflections, we know you gave it the business – worse than that guy from Australia

      • katry Says:

        Nobody messes with me!

  2. im6 Says:

    What happened to Blur? Some days the things you post show up on Facebook. Some days they don’t. Today it showed you posted Blur, but Blur’s not around. And just why would SOME posts show up on Facebook while others don’t? I suspect you have no control over this!

    • katry Says:

      I realized I had played that very same song in September so I deleted it. I don’t mind repeating but more than a month has to go by first.

      I expect all to show up on Facebook and am surprised if something doesn’t.

      • im6 Says:

        As I said… some days what you post appears on Facebook; other days not. Things showed up for a few days and then nothing for weeks. Yesterday things came back. And again today. It’s all pretty random, but I’ve come to expect that with Facebook.

      • katry Says:

        I checked the posts in WordPress and they are all supposed to show up on Facebook so you’re right-Facebook is arbitrary!

  3. Birgit Says:

    I’ve heard about the new Lone Ranger movie, but only because Iggy contributed to a record with “Music Inspired by the Film”. His song is awful.
    Like Hedley I also will watch soccer today, Sweden-Germany. Remembering the crazy 4-4 (4-0) Sweden game last year I’m curious about today’s game.
    Christer, soccer TV evening too?
    Hedley, good luck for England! I hope our teams will meet in Brazil.
    You all have fun with baseball! I probably will never understand this game. Maybe the rules, but not the fascination.

    • katry Says:

      The movie was supposed to be awful as well. Johnny Depp look ridiculous.

      I will watch baseball. It is the Colorado wing of the family that watches soccer.

      Baseball is actually the easiest of all of them to understand, including the strategy. I think that’s why it became my favorite game. I know the basics for the other sports but not the plays or the strategy.

    • Hedley Says:

      Thank you so much, I have my fingers crossed and stuff for this afternoon and yet another encounter with Germany would be fun, But first things first, we need to beat Poland tonight to move on – I would assume that Christer will also be in front of the TV hoping for good news.

      • olof1 Says:

        I’m holding my thumbs for good luck for England! We’re already in the play offs but a win towards Germany would give us a weaker team to meet. But we have the same problems winning towards Germany as England has towards us (I really don’t count that last time we met, it wasn’t a real match just a practice match πŸ™‚ )


      • Hedley Says:

        Christer – Thank you πŸ™‚

        I hope that we do not end up in a situation where England and Sweden are in a playoff and have to face each other.

        Good luck tonight

    • Birgit Says:

      Soccer report part 2:
      Exciting game, 3:5 πŸ™‚ Sorry, Christer. Good luck for the play offs!
      Congratulations England – see you in Brazil. I hope Sweden too.

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit, now we must hope for Christer and Sweden to get through the playoff…I hope that they avoid France or Portugal

        Very happy that we have booked our ticket and with some style

  4. olof1 Says:

    I’ve always know about the Lone Ranger and Tonto but Roy Rodgers is someone I know very little about. Strange really cause none of them were ever show here I think πŸ™‚

    Have You seen the new movie with Jhonny Depp? It sort of disappeared rather quickly over here. I guess I can buy it cheap soon on dvd πŸ™‚ (now I read Your comment to Birgit πŸ™‚ )

    really thick fog here this morning but the sun broke through and after that it shone all day.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Roy Rogers was a western movie star who made over 100 movies as well as his TV program. He was called King of the Cowboys and his wife Dale Evans was Queen of the West. When I was young, I saw them all in a rodeo inBoston. I was thrilled. They were both quite popular.

      I wouldn’t spend the money to see that movie. The clips I saw were awful.

      It is a lovely day here.

      Enjoy your evening.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Okay, I got all the references in Roy Rogers except Champion. Which one was that? Canine or Equine? And what about Jingles? Where did he come in? He drove a jeep, too.
    I never thought of Roy Rogers as modern either. Some westerns from back in the 30’s had automobiles in them, too. It seemed normal to me.
    I did covet Dale Evans’ horse, though.

    I spent the morning cooking stuff that was on the edge of getting tired. After that I goofed off.
    Rocky and I did take a walk and I noticed several scrawny spawns looking for stuff to eat. The walnuts, acorns and maple keys are very sparse this year. It might be a lean winter up here for the spawns and other small critters.

    It was warm and murky up here all day. The sun ran away very early this morning but it was still warm enough to walk around without a jacket. I’ll take it. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the game. Go sox. And England.

    • Hedley Says:

      Thank you . Its half time and I am hiding in the foot well of my desk. Wayne Rooney has put England ahead and 45 minutes to go – all too much for me, but it would be no issue for the Croc wrestler

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Champion was Trigger! I mixed up Gene’s horse with Roy’s-thanks for asking as I’ve fixed it.

      The jeep wasn’t a really old one-looked like WWII vintage.

      The spawns here seem to be content. Usually there are a lot of spawns hit by cars when the food is sparse because they cross the street looking for acorns and such, and I haven’t seen any.

      Warm and pretty day all day today.

      Sox are on now!!

      Have a great night.

      • Caryn Says:

        Trigger! Don’t know how I missed that he wasn’t mentioned. πŸ™‚

        Jeeps were invented for WWII so, no, Nellybelle wasn’t very old at the time. She looked like she’d been through the wars, though. πŸ™‚

        The rule of thumb is to count the number of dead squirrels in a 10 mile section of road. A high number means that a major migration is underway because of overpopulation.
        I haven’t seen any dead ones in the road, either.

        Yay, Sox!

      • katry Says:

        That game last night had my teeth clenched and my jaw sore.

        I haven’t seen many in my yard either-just the blaster red one who got sprayed.

  6. Hedley Says:

    ENGLAND 2 Poland 0
    World Cup Finals Brazil 2014, here we come

    Kat, there is a delay at Comerica ?

  7. Bob Says:

    I missed the game this afternoon because I had to work. It looked like another pitching dual. I wonder if the Brazilians will be able to pull it off and build all the venues, roads and everything else for the World Cup and the following year for the Olympics. Personally, I feared for my safety in Sao Paulo and there are tourist police in Rio to protect the visitors from the poverty, crime and blight of the Favelas.

    I loved the Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, on TV because of the William Tell Overture as much as the cowboy action. I read where Johnny Depp explained the dead bird on his head but I don’t remember why. It was a movie I wouldn’t even spend a dollar to go see. Roy Rogers to me was just sappy. I read the other day that his museum is being closed and they have auctioned off his stuffed horse, Bullet.

    • katry Says:

      I’m sorry you missed it. For the last few innings my jaw was clenched, and I think I forgot to breathe.

      I know what you mean about the venues and the timing, but I have found the Brazilians here on the cape to be great workers. My neighbor is Brazilian, and he does everything so well. He has customers up and down the cape, and the whole neighborhood uses him. As for the safety issue, I don’t know what Brazil will do, but I bet they’ll try hard to make it work.

      That dead bird looked ridiculous. I never read why but I can’t think of anything which would make a lot of sense.

      Bullet was Roy’s dog. Trigger was his horse. His children sold off the stuff from the museum.

      I liked Roy. He and Hopalong and Gene were all a bit sappy. They were in the business of teaching kids to do what’s right.

  8. vintagespins Says:


    I’d love to see a channel devoted to the best shows of the ’50s and ’60s. Some of my faves are ‘Leave It To Beaver’, ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, ‘I Love Lucy’, ‘Car 54, Where Are You’, ‘Doctor Who’ (beginning from the earliest episodes!), ‘The Avengers’, ‘The Saint’, ‘Danger Man’, and probably many more that are bound to come to me as soon as I post this. Oh yes, and they should broadcast ‘Shindig!’ again – one of the best music programs!

    What channel was running ‘The Lone Ranger’?


    • im6 Says:

      YouTube is your friend, Marie. Lots of episodes there of things you can’t believe they have episodes of. Everything from My Little Margie to Amos & Andy

      • katry Says:

        im6 is correct. You can find just about everything on YouTube. The onlt difference is the screen is smaller.

    • katry Says:

      The Lone Ranger and Roy are on a channel called METV. They also show My Three Sons, Wagon Train, Donna Reed, Beaver, Gilligan and on and on. BBC America is where I watch Dr. Who.

      I get this nostalgia nights when I watch all those shows from my childhood.

  9. vintagespins Says:


    I didn’t realize that complete programs were available on youtube. Previously, I’ve only seen excerpts so I’ll have to do some exploring. Thanks.


    I’m going to see if we can subscribe to METV. It sounds like great fun!


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