2009 John Wayne Birthday Celebration

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    There are 36 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by William T Brooks.

    • Re: 2009 John Wayne Birthday Celebration

      I was at a Little League baseball game this morning, but have shared a few phone calls with Jim through the day.

      He just called a few minutes ago - I could hear Deana Martin (Dean's daughter) singing in the background, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" at the fairgrounds (she sings pretty well). There have been some other enjoyable performances going on at the local fairgrounds, and there will be a 5 PM showing of True Grit on the big screen!!

      Mrs. C :angel1:
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      So Chester got home LATE Monday night, and left Tuesday afternoon to head to Oregon to deal with some business related to our property, and I have been swamped with Boy Scouts, Little League, and end-of-school-year-related work stuff . . . . On top of all that, I was having some trouble with the computer and having a terrible time downloading pictures from Winterset.

      I finally got a bunch of them downloaded to Flickr, and you can see them here.
      (Here's a link to the photos in a slide show.)

      In the meantime, here are a couple of highlights (these are included in the Flickr album) -

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      At the VIP dinner Friday night, May 29th (many thanks to Murray for making that possible!) - from left to right - Murray's cousin Lorrie (if that isn't spelled correctly, let me know and I'll fix it :photo:), Murray (kilo6), Jim (Chester7777) and Jeff (John Wayne Impersonator)
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      Jeff, Bill (Bill of PA), and Jim
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      Our message board's brick on the walkway to the the Birthplace museum (NO, that's not the tile which our message board purchased collectively, which will be on the walkway between the new Learning Center and the birthplace house). The brick was purchased last summer.
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      Jeff performing his rendition of John Wayne's "America, Why I Love Her"

      I know once Jim's rested up from his long drive back from Oregon, he can probably persuaded to share some stories from his trip to Winterset. I hope Murray and Jeff will share, too!

      Mrs. C :angel1:

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      chester7777 wrote:

      I finally got a bunch of them downloaded to Flickr, and you can see them here.
      (Here's a link to the photos in a slide show.)


      In addition to posting pictures on Flickr, I have also posted some in an album here on the JWMB (there are only a few duplicates between the two). I'm hoping to share a few stories in the next few days.

      Chester :newyear:

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      :camera: Darn--you don't have any photos of The Three Dancin' Dukes?? I was so mad I didn't have my camera with me to capture all the hot dance moves and pirouettes you guys did while Lynn Anderson sang "On The Boardwalk" Saturday afternoon. That was truly a sight to behold!

      Wayne Davis
      Birthplace of John Wayne
      johnwaynebirthplace.org

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      You know, Wayne, I was kind of bummed that I didn't end up with a picture of that. I'm hoping someone maybe took a picture of . . . that . . . and will share.

      I guess it's time to tell a story. At the festivities Saturday afternoon, Lynn Anderson was performing, and called for a few gentlemen to join her on stage. She picked Jeff (aka John Wayne Impersonator) right off, and he dragged me along with him. There was one other man who joined us. I was on her left, Jeff was on her right, and the other guy was on Jeff's right. She wanted us to do a variety of dance steps back and forth on the stage (a real chorus line, we were!). It was all I could do to keep from stepping on her mike cord. As Wayne said, we were dancing to "Under the Boardwalk."

      Just for fun, I just searched on YouTube and found another video, with some other 'poor saps' (eventually, I guess we might end up there) doing pretty much the same steps).

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrY8jeK7PpM[/extendedmedia]

      Yeah . . . a GOOD time!

      Chester :newyear:

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      Well, the Lynn Anderson clip DOES give you a taste, but man--it's just not the same without the pirouettes!

      I just have to say, Lynn Anderson was WONDERFUL--enthusiastic, energetic, lots of fun, hung around to talk with folks before and after the performances, posed for pictures, signed autographs; she was a real delight!

      Wayne Davis
      Birthplace of John Wayne
      johnwaynwbirthplace.org

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      Wayne wrote:


      I just have to say, Lynn Anderson was WONDERFUL--enthusiastic, energetic, lots of fun, hung around to talk with folks before and after the performances, posed for pictures, signed autographs; she was a real delight!


      Very true, what a pleasure to make her acquaintance. She and her entourage certainly added to the event, as did Deana Martin, and Carin Mari. She sure knows how to yodel !

      Chester :newyear:

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      In fact here are a couple of YouTube videos of Carin and her brothers,

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTexgTQUNpw&[/extendedmedia]



      Better yet, I found a YouTube posted by Carin and her brothers, of Carin on stage at the Winterset Birthday Celebration with Lynn Anderson,

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWyjvBo2e_Q&feature=channel[/extendedmedia]

      Do you Love YouTube, or what !
      Chester :newyear:

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      Yep, Carin won the 2008 International Yodeling Championship, so she's quite the accomplished yodeler. She and her brothers are quite a talented group, and it's amazing how they've grown since the Centennial a mere two years ago.

      Great job locating that video of her and Lynn! I'll have to link that on the Birthplace site.

      Wayne Davis
      Birthplace of John Wayne
      johnwaynebirthplace.org
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      ShortGrub wrote:

      Did you notice next to the brick from DukeWayne.com was the brick of Charlie Daniels the Rock/Country great?


      Wow, good eye, Short Grub! I've looked at that picture a dozen times and didn't make that connection. In retrospect, I wish I had taken pictures of all of them and see who else bought bricks. I did look for a few in particular . . . one from the 'official' forum and . . . it's too late . . . I can't remember . . . :sleepy: . . . :sleep_1:. . . .

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