are all out here in Victorville, California at the Dale Roys Museum. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/pet/trigger.html
Last time I was out there a few months ago though, I think they finally closed the museum down. It was an interesting bit of Americana, and had some fairly nice Western items on display. Here's hoping that they finally are giving Trigger a rest somewhere, although I thought they said something about just moving the museum items to another location.
We've got one poor guy who sits every single day, by the graveside of what I assume to have been his wife. For at least three years now, we have seen him out there, rain or shine, with a chair and fresh flowers talking to her. Sometimes the kids, who are grown, show up too, but he is there no matter what. I think it would devastate him if they put in astroturf or some such thing. I suspect that that is a large part of the peace he apparently finds there, having the scents of the flowers and the grass and trees around him. Somehow, that would seem a sacrilege to replace the grounds with artificial grass.
And perhaps I'm cynical, but I really doubt that replacing the grass would end up in lowering the costs to persons using the grave sites. Perhaps they could just change the type of grass they use to cut down on water. St. Augustine grass (?) I think, is one of the ones out here that only requires water once every six weeks or so. It's not quite as pretty, and a bit tough, but it might be a good compromise.
This was an odd story with a bit of twist on it. I mean dead grass for dead people seems odd enough, but Roy Rogers is buried here. Didn't he have his horse Trigger stuffed and mounted? So, whatever happened to poor Trigger, did he ever get laid to rest or is he still standing in some museum? Will he get some of this grass too? As much as I liked the Roy Rogers shows when I was a kid, I gotta admit things started getting a bit strange after that.
The Sunset Hills Memorial Park cemetery is giving up grass in favor of artificial turf.
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It's a move owners believe will save as much as $180,000 in water and maintenance costs over the next three years. The cemetery is the final resting place for cowboy stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
"I actually believe it will revolutionize the cemetery industry eventually," said Sunset Hills co-owner Chet Hitt. He knows of no other cemetery that uses artificial turf.
Hitt originally started selling artificial turf just to people who wanted it for their family plots, but...
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