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I meet the most interesting people. Today I had a conversation about John Wayne. I mentioned that I had never seen a John Wayne movie in my entire life but thought I should rectify that situation since he is such an iconic figure. I also mentioned that John Wayne reminded me grandfather. The person I was talking to told me that he actually knew John Wayne back in the day. He drove him to buy a horse. The horse was $100,000 and Mr. Wayne only had $75,000 on him, which made him very angry and the drive back very difficult for this person I talked to. But Jimmy Stuart was a really nice guy. He’d met him, too.