Meeting Gerald was just fantastic. I felt so lucky. It was as if I had stepped through that old newspaper clipping and into another world. He was so kind to let me come to his house a couple times and put some of his stories of riding at Madison Square Garden and flying to rodeos with Casey Tibbs on tape. I was living in New York City at the time, and liked thinking of crossing Gerald's previous path around the Madison Square Garden area as well as other cowboys and performers from earlier times.
I really enjoyed getting to know him and his wife Pat some. Gerald was a real gentleman from another era and I wish he was still around as I know so many others do.
I got these two photographs from the Cowboy Hall of Fame archives
Gerald's granddaughter put together a great website on Gerald about his rodeo days, Hollywood stunt work and more. http://www.geraldroberts.com/rodeocowboy.html
Gerald stands out with style : Madison Square Garden 1956
Gerald at his home in Kansas in 2000