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I miss him…

22 Jul

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learnt something from yesterday.”   John Wayne’s Tombstone

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

12 responses to “I miss him…

  1. Dannyboy53

    July 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    It’s ironic you should say that (“I miss him”). Mary and I was just saying the same thing a few days ago! I wish we had a couple of million like him today. If we were to look up “TRUE AMERICAN” in the dictionary there should be a photo of the Duke next to the description. I have several discs with about half of his movies from the ’30s through the ’70s, working on getting the rest.

    The quote printed on his headstone is my favorite. I guess my second choice is…”Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway”. If this country continued on for another thousand years there would never be another like Mr. Wayne.

     
  2. Dannyboy53

    July 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I watched this a couple of weeks ago, amazing isn’t it? People don’t think of those in the movie industry as thinking this way!

     
    • The Soffitrat

      July 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      They don’t. Well, most of the twerps don’t.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        July 23, 2014 at 12:20 am

        You’re right. I have read about a few that are “thinking for themselves” like Jon Voight.

        But so many of them are self-serving dimwits like Jim Carrey that are incapable of a logical thought ever passing through their bird brain. Carrey, by the way, is about as funny as a turd in a punchbowl in my opinion. There is something dreadfully wrong with that boy.

        Possibly his testicles haven’t descended as yet.

         
  3. Dannyboy53

    July 23, 2014 at 1:18 am

    LOL! There is as much difference in the Duke and little Jim as there is in night and day.

    I can not recall a single movie John Wayne made that didn’t have a clear and positive message. He displayed a lifestyle on the screen that was something to emulate, typical American values. He refused to engage in sexually explicit scenes and that made a big hit in itself with most people.

    What attracted people to the screen when he was up there was the fact that for an hour or so people could immerse themselves in the world of an honest man correcting some wrongs and ensuring Justice prevailed.

    We’ve been terribly short of that since he has been gone!

     
  4. Dannyboy53

    July 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Soffitrat I don’t like this getting older crap, but the alternative certainly doesn’t do anything for me! I heard it said “If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself!” That’s about where I am right now.

     
    • The Soffitrat

      July 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Or as the older gentleman once said, “If I’d have known I was going to live so long, I’d have never quit smoking”.

       

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