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Old 05-26-2009, 01:38 PM
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john wayne would be 102 years old on this 26th day of may. RIP my friend
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I remember when he passed away. Does't seem like it was that long ago. Too bad we don't have actors like him today.
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He is still alive in the hearts of Americans all over this land.

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He has been my idol since I was a kid and that's a long time.
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Every year when I drive to SD to chase pheasants, I pass near his birthplace in Iowa. I need to stop one of these times just to say I was there.
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Todays motion pictures are barely watchable - I would rather watch one of the Duke's old movies. I guess its a case of "They don't make em like they used to".
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The guys like him are dieing off. I think James Arness was a lot like him. Tom Sellick is another. Todays crop dont come close. Wonder if things will ever change for the better?
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"It's a shame ole' John Wayne didn't live to run for president.
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The guys like him are dieing off. I think James Arness was a lot like him. Tom Sellick is another. Todays crop dont come close. Wonder if things will ever change for the better?
also today is james arness birthday who is 86 years old and it was the duke who got jim the job on gun smoke as the duke turned it down
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He was great man,and I watch his movies all the time. I think if John Wayne were alive today,he would fix the mess we are in.
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I'm reading his biography. WOW. What a man. Good example of what America is all about. He loved this country with all his might. Fathered a lot of kids that all turned out right. I grew up watching his early films. Best of all was "The Shootist" about his dying from Cancer which he did finally. Visited Carson City many times & recognized the places that was filmed.
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The Duke's favorite drink was Tequila, so I had a drink to him last night in his honor.
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The Duke's favorite drink was Tequila, so I had a drink to him last night in his honor.

rolan the duke would had loved that
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I spent two weeks working in Winterset IA this spring. It is just 13 miles off the I-35 just south of Des Moines.
Besides the John Wayne house it is also home to the covered bridges.
A "good" Super 8, family oriented sports bar, nice town square and no WM. Much better than staying in DM.
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Here in Maricopa, where we have John Wayne Parkway, and roads named after charactors he protrayed, the day passed without notice. I am told he owned a ranch around here somewhere. (Hmmm we do have an area known as Cowtown - and a road there by that name too).
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Those guys all had nice out of the way ranchs. There is a beautifull little horse ranch near me I have noticed. A few days ago someone told me Festus (Ken curtis) of gunsmoke used to own it.
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