On Sunday the family and friends of our dear late friend Gary Eifer gathered on the lawn in front of Will Rogers’ house to celebrate
(See http://willrogersranchfoundation.org/ for a special thanks about the chairs.)
In keeping with Will’s love of comic sayings, a storyteller regaled those of us commemorating Gary Eifer with tall and short tales.
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For those of you who don’t know who Will Rogers was, here’s an explanation from one of the websites about the park:
In the early 1930s, Will Rogers was the most popular and highest paid actor in
During the 1920s, he bought land in
The ranch became the place where Will Rogers could relax with his family and friends, pursuing his favorite pastimes of riding and roping.
At his untimely death in a plane crash in 1935, Will Rogers’ ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and hiking trails.
When Will’s widow Betty died in 1944, she left the ranch to the State of
Today the house is open to tours, and you can admire Will’s collection of furniture and art of the Wild West.
Both Will and Gary shared a love of spending time with family and friends, and both men died sudden unexpected deaths.
I highly recommend visiting
To the memory of Gary Eifer.