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    • Thanks Jay and SXViper for noticing my post. I had gone to the chat room after posting that day and received no response. I was beginning to wonder when was a good time of day to actually speak to someone on that venue or this one for that matter. (I don't use web postings usually, nor am I a user of chat rooms. Therefor I'm not in tune with it's normal operations.) To be frank, I spent a quite while just trying to find my original post and was tickled to see that someone not only had seen it but took the time to actually respond. Thank you for your kind words.

      How long have you been members here and what age group am I addressing. As for me, I'm just approaching the big 40 later this year. I've been a fan of the Duke since I was a "Yonker", (as one of John's Characters would put it.) I have three children whom have all been exposed to his performances and they are all fascinated with him. This of course pleases me that they would recognize the quality of a person that he would portray. They have also come to realise that he was a lot like that in person as well. Truly fortunate am I to have them. :) My wife likes him too but doesn't like to watch all the violence of course.

      Tell me what I can expect to see here. (I will also continue to brows the posts to see for myself of course.) Please note that I am a Professional Motor Carrier and am on the road for week at a time so if it takes a while to get a response from me, don't give up. I'll check back when I'm home and get back with you A.S.A. P.

      Thanks - Ben


    • Originally posted by BenFerko@Feb 2 2005, 11:40 AM

      How long have you been members here and what age group am I addressing. Thanks - Ben
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      Hi Ben -

      You'll find all age groups, guys & gals, from all over the world on this message board, especially from England and Australia, as well as other countries, besides the good ol' U.S. of A.
      I am 62 myself, from San Antonio, TX ("Remember the Alamo"). I browsed this message board for about 4 weeks before becoming a member and was really facinated with all the information found here from fans of the Duke. Keep browsing yourself - this board is very enlightening!

      Cheers - Jay :D
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
    • Well... looks like I found a pretty lively site to converse with on occasion. Like most folks, I don't constantly dwell on J.W. but every once in a while... we all get in this mood of longing for simpler times and a world where things are more black and white. The main stream media and Bostonian types would like us all to believe that everything is actually grey and that there really is no right and wrong just choices. Right! I don't buy that, not for a moment. I do think that in some instances there may be a grey area but usually when the lights of knowledge are turned on the answers are pretty clear. Even though they don't want to hear them.

      Jay, you sound like someone who has not just fell off the turnip cart. Probably seen a lot in your days. How are things in Texas? (Yes, I do remember the Alamo. Ha,ha.) Perhaps "InHarmsWay" could enlighten us on wether they were still teaching it when he/or she graduated a couple of years ago I'd imagine. I only ask this because of some schools today choosing not to teach the US Constitution in public schools due to the reference to our Creator. (Separation of Church and State hogwash!) It's getting pretty strange out there these days. Who knows what they're teaching about the Alamo these days. (Re-writing history, and making it theirstory. Ha,ha)

      Nice to have you around "InHarmsWay". Young people today are inspiring me that they are becoming aware of their world and rejecting the established mainstream views for the truth, or something closer to it. They helped in the twin tower attack clean-up and rescue. They also are helping rid the world of Terrorist groups in real harms way. Lining up to join the service with a clear sense of honor and duty. God bless all you youngsters.

      Well, I have to go now and help my 11 yr old with his paper route. I'll check back soon. - Ben
    • Well Ben, i am about a year younger then you, I will be turning 39 in July. I have been a fan of J.W. since I can remember. My dad is responsible for that :)

      If you look at our profiles it will tell you how long each person has been a member. I joined the board in July of 03.
      Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
      -John Wayne
    • Originally posted by SXViper@Feb 2 2005, 07:51 PM
      Well Ben, i am about a year younger then you, I will be turning 39 in July. I have been a fan of J.W. since I can remember. My dad is responsible for that :)

      If you look at our profiles it will tell you how long each person has been a member. I joined the board in July of 03.
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      Thanks for the tip SXViper. As I said, I'm not really familier with this medium yet. When I wrote my first response I was not really fully awake. I've had trouble with my eyes for the past couple of days too. (Must be allergies.) We have a cat living with us and although I like cats, I may be allergic to them. Anyway, you were right of course and I think that was pretty clever of the person running this site to put that there. I've tried to use large letters in my posts to make it easier for some people to read. I'm not sure if I'm setting this thing right for that but I'll figure it out.

      Speaking of being close in age, I know that we've seen a lot of change in our lifetime. It seems like nothing has stopped changing in our time. As a matter of fact, it seems to be speeding up. (Ha,ha) Pleasure to hear from you and if you have any more tips I'd be greatful to have them. - Ben
    • Originally posted by BenFerko@Feb 2 2005, 05:39 PM
      It's getting pretty strange out there these days.  Who knows what they're teaching about the Alamo these days.  (Re-writing history, and making it theirstory. Ha,ha)


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      Hi Ben -

      You're right! With all the historical rewrites, who knows what will be the final accepted "truth." The history of the battle of the Alamo has undergone a number of changes over the years, including nods toward "political correctness."
      There was a complaint in the papers a few weeks ago (letters to the editor) from someone, not a native Texan, about having to do a "Pledge of Allegiance to Texas" in schools and wondered why a state should have such a thing. Apparently, the writer didn't realize that Texas was a Republic, an independent country unto itself for a few years before it became a state and this pledge is a result of that time.

      Cheers - Jay ^^
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
    • Originally posted by Jay J. Foraker@Feb 3 2005, 10:00 AM
      Apparently, the writer didn't realize that Texas was a Republic, an independent country unto itself for a few years before it became a state


      And I think we should secede and become an independent country again. It frosts me being in a union with the likes of Massachusetts, New York, California, etc.
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    • BenFerko,

      We'd like to join in welcoming you to the John Wayne Message Board, the best of its kind this side of dot com! Glad to have you aboard!!

      I agree with you, it's fun bringing up your kids watching the Duke (even if some of them aren't that enthusiastic, the ones who are make up for it :rolleyes: ).

      We hope to hear more from you in the days and weeks to come.

      And Stumpy, have a heart with respect to California - there's a few of us out here that still believe in God, family, country - and John Wayne :wub: !

      Chester :newyear: and the Mrs. :angel1:
    • Originally posted by chester7777@Feb 3 2005, 01:45 PM
      And Stumpy, have a heart with respect to California - there's a few of us out here that still believe in God, family, country - and John Wayne  :wub: !


      I know there is, Chet, or else Gray Davis wouldn't have been rejected in favor of the Governator. :lol:

      The problem is, too many Californians subscribe to the political philosophy espoused by San Franciscans, and that's bad. You never did explain why you, who believe in God, family, country and John Wayne, ended up in Santa Cruz, a bastion of people who believe just the opposite.
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    • The problem is, too many Californians subscribe to the political philosophy espoused by San Franciscans, and that's bad. You never did explain why you, who believe in God, family, country and John Wayne, ended up in Santa Cruz, a bastion of people who believe just the opposite.


      Stumpy, I think you can find allot of people in all the states of the union that subscribe to this idea. I think the biggest problem in the country is people don't want to take care of themselves anymore, they want the government too. Then they complain that there taxes are too high. People just need to worry about themselves and keep there own backyards clean instead of worrying about other people's backyards.

      Ok, I am down off my soapbox. You can have this thread back.
      Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
      -John Wayne
    • Originally posted by SXViper@Feb 4 2005, 12:24 PM
      I think the biggest problem in the country is people don't want to take care of themselves anymore, they want the government too.


      Precisely - they've been conditioned by 70+ years of creeping socialism. Most of them are called Democats. :D
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