....the Roy Rogers Museum announces it is closing its doors.
Citing a faltering economy, high expenses, and the aging of Roy's longtime fans, Dustin, grandson of the late singing cowboy, confirms that the museum will shut down at the end of this year.
Contents of the museum will either be sold or placed privately.
I know I can't be the only horse lover of a certain age to be saddened by this news of a passing era.
I named my first pony after Buttermilk, the horse ridden by Roy's wife Dale. And how many of us still hold up Trigger as THE iconic horse we wish were ours?
(Cue the opening bars to "Happy Trails to You"....until we meet again.)