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Below, you will find entries from 9/15/2000 to 9/02/2002.

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Date
Name
Interest
State
Comments
1
9-15-00
The cowboy and cowgirl of honor!
KS
  
2
9-15-00
Family: Gerald's granddaughter, daughter of Kasey
TX
I love my Grandparents and as I say on the "Credits" page, this web site is dedicated, with great admiration and love, to my Granddad.
3
9-15-00
Family: Gerald's daughter, Kasey, and her husband
TX
This web site looks wonderful, wonderful, wonderful . . .
4
9-15-00
Bruce & Linda Hauser
Family of Gerald's granddaughter, Shannan: Dad and step-mom
CA
Gerald & Pat have always been two of our favorite people, the pictures are great!
5
9-15-00
Family of Gerald's granddaughter, Shannan: uncle and his wife
WY
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6
9-15-00
Bill Hauser
Family of Gerald's granddaughter, Shannan: grandpa
KS
This is very nice. 
7
9-15-00
Maxine Hauser Kahrs
Family of Gerald's granddaughter, Shannan: grandmother
KS
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8
9-17-00
Friend
KS
I just want to say "Hi."
9
9-17-00
Friend, Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee
KS
Great web site Shannan. Gerald ought to be very proud of this. Your Grandparents have done a lot to help us promote our rodeo. Our committee has never had better friends. Gerald is listed as our honorary member on our Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee web site.
10
9-18-00
Friend, works at
Chap-Parel
KS
I like how you arranged this web site . . . looks nice . . .
11
9-19-00
Friend, former trick rider & horse act
OK
Hi, I hope you remember me. I was a trick rider and roper and had a jumping horse act. My parents were Monte & Opal Reger. They lived in Woodward, Ok. I was married to Tom Hadley, announcer. I am married to a former business man and we are raising llamas. Do you still come to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma? I go every year. I just happened on to your web site and it is great.
12
9-22-00
Friends
KS
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13
9-28-00
Friends, ride some, interested in rodeo
KS
Bruce has known Gerald since he was 5 years old. Gerald & Pat have made our kids chinks and chaps. They are both very special to us.
14
9-30-00
Family: Gerald's great-granddaughter, granddaughter of Geri, daughter of Rachelle
TX
Hey Everyone . . . Shannan, the site LOOKS GREAT!! I love you Granddad and Grandma and I can't wait to come to Kansas this Thanksgiving!!! Love you guys!
15
10-03-00
Friends
CO
Shannan: This is great! You have a real writing talent, and I know P & G are very proud of you. Good job!
16
10-06-00
Friend,
Abilene Fire Dept.
KS
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17
10-19-00
Friends
TX
Very good Gerald. We rodeo'd years ago with you and brother Ken in the 40s & 50s. See you every year at Old Timers.
18
11-27-00
Friends,
interested in rodeo
KS
Gerald & Pat are dear friends of ours. Thrilled to see this web site. What a great tribute to a great guy. Thanks for sharing him and teaching us more about him. We get to hear great stories first hand. He loves to share his experiences, and we enjoy hearing them.
19
12-07-00
Connie Stillwagon
Friend
KS
Great web site for a Great man! Gerald & Pat, we love you!
20
12-09-00
Jeremy Caddell
Friend
KS
It is my pleasure to know such a man.
21
12-19-00
Family:
Gerald's niece
KS
What a great web site Uncle Gerald. It was good to see the old photos. Really brings back a lot of memories.
22
12-19-00
Gary Kuertzel
Family
MI
23
12-26-00
Fredric Remington
Ride some, Research
IN
I have never enjoyed a web site as much as I enjoyed this one. My wife enjoyed it also. My wife is an artist and we are doing some research on history of rodeos. . . Thanks for some great reading.
24
12-31-00
Kelly Douglass
Family:
Daughter of Gerald's niece, Sue Roberts Wagner
KS
Thank you for creating the website, it is wonderful.
25
12-31-00
Family
OK
My son is married to Melissa Beck Bowerman, Gerald's niece. Wonderful web site with good information on the Roberts family.
26
12-31-00
Family: Gerald's niece, daughter of Gloria (Gerald's sister)
OK
Thoroughly enjoyed your site, especially the pictures. What a fantastic way to teach my kids "family history"!!
27
1-1-01
Family
TX
Would like to say "Hi" to Granddad and Pat.
28
1-2-01
Friend
NM
Howdy, talked to Judy last night and she told me about your page. It's great! I just got this PC and barely know how to work the durn thing. Is fun. Maybe I can keep in better touch with everybody. Think of you guys often. As ever Joy Slane
29
1-7-01
Friends
CO
30
1-17-01
Friends
KS
Member of Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee
31
1-24-01
Friends
NV
We have known Gerald for many years - what a wonderful person he is. We both used to work for him as teenagers. I love this web site, brings back a lot of good memories.
32
1-29-01
Family: Gerald's granddaughter, daughter of Joye
MO

Hi every one! This is a great site and "I love you all!" - Rayla, Mike and Logan

33
2-18-01
Rylee Miller
Friend, Interest in Rodeo
KS
Hi Pat and Gerald, I was just dinking around on the net and wanted to look at your web page. COOL!!!!!!!!!! I REALLY LIKE IT!
34
3-7-01
David & Jodi Howard
Friends
KS
Just found out about your site last night. We are very impressed.
35
3-12-01
Friends,
interested in rodeo
KS
36
3-17-01
Pro Rodeo Cowboy,
rodeo research
TX
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37
3-28-01
Friends
KS
Gerald & Patikake are such dear friends. Our world is a better place because they are in it.
38
4-02-01
Friend,
interested in rodeo
KS
Hello to all the Roberts family - I have had the pleasure of knowing many of them for several years. We used to own the motel across from the rodeo grounds at Strong City & we gave the Roberts family first choice of rooms, then we blocked off the parking lot & the Roberts family would pick & sing for us. We have had many good times together - now we all meet at Jo's house at Strong City & watch the parade together!!!! My Dad, Walt Phillips, was best friends with E.C. for many years.
39
4-08-01
Bill Cheshire
Friend
KS

Great website . . . for a GREAT MAN . . ."The Best Ever"
40
4-23-01
Family Friend
OK
The site is great -I enjoyed it very much - it was very interesting. I am really interested in old cowboys and rodeos. I had heard of Mr. Roberts but did not know all the history. IN RODEO LOVE, Barbara
41
4-23-01
Family
OK
Kasey Dawn & Jim are cousins. Prior to their birth, I toured rodeos in Oklahoma & Kansas with Vivian and Gerald at 5 & 6 years old. Took a couple Wrangler publicity shots as a child. ALWAYS MY FAVORITE UNCLE!! I wore Wranglers from the time I was 5 years odl 'til graduation from High School - Compliments of Uncle Gerald! Great web site and EXCELLENT JOB Shannan!!!
42
5-13-01
Friends,
interested in rodeo
KS
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43
5-15-01
Friend
MN
Was thinking of Pat and Gerald and typed Gerald's name in and here I am. Funny how modern technology can make friends seem so close. Hugs from Liana in Minnesota!
44
5-29-01
Shari Sidler
Interest in rodeo
KS
45
6-11-01
Bull Rider
WA
Can anyone help me? I rode last year and now this year I can't remember how to tie a knot at the end of my bull rope. I remember some but I can't get it right. Can someone e-mail me explaining how to do it? Or just recommend a web site. Thanks a lot!
46
6-12-01
Bob & Janice Potter
Friends
KS
This web site is the best I've ever seen. It really does tell the life story and portrays the love and joy of Rodeo of Gerald and His Family.
47
7-05-01
Friends
KS
We both really enjoy rodeos and attend many each year including Strong City. Hadley Barrett calls us Professional Rodeo Fans.
48
7-06-01
Joe Miller
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MT
49
8-07-01
Interest in Rodeo
CA
I spent about 20 years of my life in Marion Co., KS near Durham. The Roberts family were people I admired. I also graduated from ESU in 1966 and knew a lot of people from Chase Co. I never missed the rodeo in Strong City from 1948-66 when I went in the Air Force. William Least Heat Moon should have devoted a lot more of his book to the Roberts family in his book Prairie Earth in my opinion. This is a very fine website. Thank you.
50
8-19-01
Family
KS
Shannan, way to go! It looks great! What a way to give back to Granddad for all the interesting things he has given us. I can remember trying to sneak off to the dance at Strong City instead of listening to the stories, and now it seems that I forget about the dance all together. We love you Granddad and Grandma Pat!
Mandy, Molly and Macy
51
8-31-01
Denise & Bruce Youtsey
Friends
KS
What a wonderful web site full of great information and pictures. Gerald, we didn't know you were a movie star! Glad to be your neighbors and friends.
52
9-02-01
Friend
NM

When the NFR went to Las Vegas, my husband, a member of the "Wild Bunch," got our tickets from them and when we went to the Rodeo, we had seats in the "Nose Bleed Section" upper level. I was very upset but when Casey Tibbs and his lady friend came and had seats next to us, I deciided that if the seats were good enough for Casey, then they were good enough for me. We had so much fun that night and laughed and I was in such awe I could hardly watch the Rodeo except for the Bronc Riding, as my cousin from South Dakota was a Bronc Rider. Casey found out who I was kin to and told me that my Aunt Frankie Reeves had fed him many a meal. The next night, we were in the Gold Card room for "Classic" cowboys and Casey had really good seat tickets for us next to him. I have old programs with Casey on the roster where my husband was a contestant too. I am very proud of being a rodeo wife.
- Joani (Mrs. Richard D.) Thompson and niece by marriage to Richard Merchant - World Champion Calf Roper 1932 and Steer Roper 1935.

*Note: Let's all pray for Travis T.C. Holloway's Family, Casey's great nephew, who lost his life on 8-28-2001.

53
10-26-01
surfing
GA
I am a Roberts, by birth. I typed the words "Roberts Family" into www.imagesgoogle.com for fun. I'm researching my family roots. This site came up and I was fascinated for these reasons: 1. I have a brother named Gerald Roberts. 2. I have a brother named Ken Roberts. 3. I have a brother named Clifford Roberts. 4. My mothers name is Clara Roberts. Your website is neat and the above coincidences were great!
54
11-20-01
Eric Dockins
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KS
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55
11-23-01
Family:
Gerald's cousin
VA
I enjoyed the web site. You did a great job! I am Gerald's cousin, son of Allen "Brown" and Pearl Roberts.
56
11-23-01
Family:
Gerald's cousin
KS
My brother Earl found your web site and sent me to the address. I enjoyed it very much especially the pictures as that is how I remember Uncle Emmett and Aunt Clara along with my cousin when we visited them too many years ago.
57
11-24-01
Family:
Gerald's cousin
MO
This is a fantastic web site and must have taken a lot of work to put together. Norma is awed by all the information and is grateful to learn more about some of the family history. Norma is cousin to Gerald, Ken and so on. The web site was given to us by Norma's brother Earl Roberts who lives in Virginia. Are there any books available with the information you have in the web site? Walt and Norma Dinwiddie
58
12-09-01
Friend; Ride Some; Interest in Rodeo
KS
I grew up in Strong City. My dad Russell "DEE" Fink was a pick-up man for the Roberts. Dad and E.C. were together everyday playing dominoes, going to sales or just visiting. E.C. was everyones role model in Chase County. I thought the pick-up man in one of the pictures is my dad. My parents have alot of pictures of the Roberts family and the rodeo
59
2-04-02
Gerald Roberts
Surfing
TX
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60
2-04-02
Friend
KS
Dear Gerald and Pat, I had no idea that you were on the "net". What a wonderful surprise. I was looking up something for a friend and just happened to run onto the Wild Bill Hickok site and then onto yours. This is really interesting and a great tribute to your contributions to the world of rodeo and to the community of Abilene. Best wishes always, Ada Wood
61
2-05-02
Family
IL
I found your web page very interesting and very informative, it was a delight to read about a man and his past history, because he saved my life when I was about eight years old. Gerald was married to my Aunt Enis from Chicago. Uncle Gerald and his family came back to Chicago because he was performing in the rodeo. Gerald, Aunt Laurie and I where on the Bull's Pen and the darn bull was fussen and kicking up a storm, as a result of all his wild kicking, I started falling into the bull's pen. I thought I was a goner of course. To my surprise, My Uncle Gerald grabbed me by the back of my shirt and pants and pulled me back up, before the bull kicked me to my death. Uncle Gerald was thanked by my family members for saving my life, but he didn't think that he did anything special. But I'll always remember, My Uncle Gerald Roberts for saving my life. Thank You Uncle Gerald.Jeri Tornincasa
62
2-06-02
Friends
KS
63
3-09-02
Family:
Gerald's neice, Ken's daughter
TX
GERALD'S neice, KEN'S daughter
64
4-05-02
Friend;
interest in rodeo
KS
Wayne Dunafon, my husband - deceased 2001 - was a Professional Rodeo Cowboy starting with membership in the Cowboys Turtle Association. He competed in Roberts Rodeos throughout Kansas since early 1940's, and has known the Roberts family as a friend during his rodeo days. They all competed together in the month long Madison Square Garden Rodeo at New York from the Middle 40's until Wayne made his last trip there in 1958. Wayne modeled for Lee Riders while Gerald was a Wrangler Cowboy. Both had ridden the famous saddle bronc "School- boy Rowe". Wayne considered it fortunate to have drawn this legendary horse 3 times & won 1st money on him for each ride in the late 1940's. Thank you for creating this website for all to enjoy.
Lori Dunafon
65
5-12-02
Bob & Mary Nye
Friends
KS
A friend was talking about rodeo and we wanted to print out some Roberts family history to give him.
66
5-27-02
Friend
KS
Started out on the Flinthills Rodeo site, to get tickets. Followed link to Gerald's website. Interesting to me, since I knew the family and lots of others from Strong City, Cottonwood Falls area. Like reading a book about people you personally know. Grew up a "feedlot cowboy" in Cedar Point for Crofoot & Robinson. Today for me was a memory lane, because I was working on a project and listening to "George Strait" special on radio. He admitted that as we did, they used to work cattle in pens, on the ground. I exited the cattle business in 1973 ..... back in High Scool 64-67 people thought we were "nuts" carrying ropes on our saddles and roping 800 lb steers. A far cry from what it became for all the " Drug-Store " cowboys that came along later. Enjoyed the trip. Thanks Mike Robinson
67
6-03-02
Family
TX
Betsy and Weston wanted everyone to know that Gerald is wonderful and one of the most interesting people I have ever met.
68
7-06-02
Dan Freeburg
Friend
OR

Gerald and Pat,
I am going to the St. Paul rodeo tonight, I was doing a bit of reminiscing and thought I would look up the old neighbors. I enjoyed the site and liked the trip down memory lane. It appears that life is good at the Robert's household! I wish you two and all the kids the best !
Dan

69
8-24-02
Friend
AZ

I am a good friend of George Figner. I have heard many stories about Casey from George, they used to rodeo together. I could not resist writing a little note when I ran accross this site.

70
8-30-02
Friend
KS

Love You.

71
9-02-02
Friend;
ProRodeoCowboy;
research
KS

Red says "Good website!" just what the world needed cowboys in cyberspace!
Hope everyone is happy and healthy! Red & Victor

Beginning September 3rd 2002, we have a new guestbook format.
Click here to sign and view the new guestbook.

On this page above, you will find entries from 9/15/2000 to 9/02/2002.