I believe I shared my story about being the daughter of Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. with my friends here years ago. My father and John Wayne were friends and my father even loaned the Duke the money to by one of his homes. There is a recent development since I first shared this. Hollywood Producer/Director, Douglas Wellman, has written a second edition to his book, "Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes." This book tells the true story of how my father had faked his death in 1976, and lived on until 2001. I contacted Doug after I read his first edition. I also found another brother, John MacDonald, who's grandfather of record, Archie MacDonald, was Hughes Sr's, right hand man; and who also worked for Jr. Doug paid to have our dna tested and it proved that we are siblings. This 2nd edition tells a small part of our stories. It has a picture of my son and his Grandpa Hughes at around the same age, and John and our father. Doug has a Facebook page by the books title with a link that shows me kneeling at dad's grave. I amBilly & Grandpa Hughes.jpgDad & John.jpg very curious to know the full story of the Duke's and my father's friendship. If any of you know more, please share..
Can we respond to individual messages without starting a new thread? I am sort of confused by the changes. Can someone fill me in?
Just popping in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I have not been on here in several years. Good to see dukewayne is alive and well. <3
Hello Darren, I don't know you, as I myself have been absent from the board for quite some time. I completely understand depression. It is something that we all have to deal with in our own way. What none of us can afford to do though is, allow it to consume us to the point that we lose all desire, and our ability to pull ourselves out of the funk. With all that's going on in the world, and the fact that there is little we can do to bring back our world as it was back in the good old days, we need to trust in God and His love, and hold one another up as well. It is the only way we will survive this life.
I will pray for you Darren, and ask God to send His delivering Angels to lift you out of all that holds you down...You will discover that there is refuge here at Duke Wayne, and there are several wonderful people here that truly care about the members.
Keep the faith,
Tall guy with the rifle to the man crouched over Duke: "Private Smith I know you have a problem but this is your last warning, stop smelling everyone's hair!"
I love this one...lmbo...
The Duke said....
Charlie Sheen....Jack Black.....
Man: Now, I know my daughter isn't no where near the best looking gal this side the picketwire, so on your wedding night...down this here bottle and she'll look mighty pretty enough.
Girl: Dad! I'm tellin' Mom you said that.
Man: You're mother's the one who bought the bottle.
I love this...It is sooo funny....
I just watched, "Unstoppable," with Denzel Washington....It was AMAZING! My heart was racing 100 miles an hour...
The Comancheros at 2 am this morning...Better than counting sheep!
Yes, I read and have a copy of, "Heir Not Apparent." I actually communicated with Suzanne Finstad, and she advised me that I needed to get an attorney. I called and spoke with Ted Dinkins, at the law firm of Baker & Botts, himself. He was the attorney assigned to find the lost heirs and represent them. Because this is an on going situation, I cannot say more on that here.
I really appreciate your kindness in not thinking I am a nut...I might be crazy, but, I am not a money hungry, lying, or insane fool.
As I have expressed, this is very personal and breaks my heart. My daughter is taking her dad to the movies tomorrow night. Witnessing that is bitter sweet for me, because it is something I was never able to do with my father. And I never will have ANY daddy-daughter experiences or sweet memories of being with him. I would rather have discovered that my dad was homeless and living on the streets. At least I could have found him, taken him in my arms, and let him know, that even if he felt worthless, he was priceless to me!
waiting for Cindyrella......
Mike I just realized that Smokey is from OZ!
Maybe I should show all of you how much my son looked like his grandpa when they were close to the same age...And one of me at the gravesite compared to dad and grandpa. This is NOT my happy face, but then who could be happy when all they have to visit is a grave! The one of me was from the early 90's.
over the mountains...
I am ready to take this to the next level, so to speak. First, let me address the DNA comment. Yes, WaynamoJim, you are correct. If we could get our hands on some DNA proven to be that of Howard Hughes, the battle would be over. However, the current heirs will not allow it to be tested, if, in fact, the lab here in Houston has his true DNA. This is a VERY long story, one that is most personal and painful. I am extremely private and defensive when it comes to all of this.
You see, my dear friends, John MacDonald, may very well be the son of Hughes, but, I am the daughter. John's grandfather worked with Hughes Sr. and he watched Jr. grow up. Thing is, Archie MacDonald, was not actually John's grandfather, but rather, Hughes Sr., was. Hughes Jr., had been with Betty Ann Rockwell, John's mother. And as you can see from the photo, Jr., left her a little surprise on one of those dates! You can read more about John's family and his tragic beginning in life in a book called, "Family Secret", by Warren Hull. He also has a Facebook page under that title.
My mother was mentioned in several books on Hughes. Her brother-in-law, was the nephew of Ella Rice, Hughes' first wife. Uncle Rice would help Hughes find young girls along with his friend, Jerry Reed. And no, it's not the singer. There is a book called, "Howard Hughes in Las Vegas", where it says, "Jerry Reed has a photo of Howard and a young girl named Barbara, who had told her mother that they were married, although she never knew his true identity."
I have some other people who know about me. One is a Hollywood producer/director, Douglas Wellman, and a General, Mark Musick. Together they investigated a story and wrote a bok that came out last year called, "Boxes." It is a story that I totally believe about how Hughes had faked his death and took another mans identity and lived with a woman named Eva. She even had photos. I also have a private investigator who became my dearest friend, James Spiller, who worked with Houston attorney, George Parnham on the Mormon will case. Parnham has met with me as well.
There is too much of this story to write here and much is still being investigated so there is a lot that I cannot discuss at this time. John and I are up against some very powerful people so the odds are against us. God is on our side so our hope is in Him. We need your prayers!
For now I felt it was time to share this about myself with the rest of my friends here. Some already knew...They treated my secret with respect and showed only love for me and did not make jokes about it, and for that I am so grateful. You know who you are, and I love you dearly...
It's funny, if I had known this would not get many responses, I would not have been so afraid to approach it here.....I think everyone is asleep...
Hello friends, below is something a friend just sent to me, you probably know this but I wanted to make sure...Cindy
You might want to pass this on. I buy 90% of our gasoline at BP ...................but take a look at WALMART. WOW they do it right (Notice where WalMart gets their gasoline!)
WHERE TO BUY AMERICAN GASOLINE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON.
Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products? In addition, they are gouging us on oil prices.
Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit?
An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.
Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up my tank, I'm sending my money to people who I get the impression want me, my family and my friends dead.
The following gas companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Shell...................................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco.................... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil.......................... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway............. 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco................................... 62,231,000 barrels
And CITGO oil is imported from Venezuela by Dictator Hugo Chavez who hatesAmerica and openly avows our economic destruction! (We pay Chavez's regime nearly $10 Billion per year in oil revenues!)
The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $100 per barrel, that's over $550 million PER DAY ($200 BILLION per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!! It won't stop here - oil prices could go to $200 a barrel or higher if we keep buying their product.
Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil: Error! Filename not specified.Sunoco.....................0 barrels
Conoco.. .................0 barrels
BP / Phillips........... 0 barrels
Flying J...................0 barrels
Murphy Oil USA*.....0 barrels
*Sold at WalMART > , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.
*Not only that but they give scholarships to all children in their town who finish high school and are legal US citizens..
All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.
But to have a real impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers With the help of the internet, it's really simple to do.. Now, don't wimp out at this point....keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at only ten more (30 x 10 = 300)....and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)....and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!!!!!!!
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it...THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE-the entire population of the United States of America !!!!
Again, all you have to do is forward this message to 10 people. How long would that really take you? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people, within one day all 300 MILLION people could theoretically be contacted during the next eight days