Welcome to my web site. What's it all about? Just good old fashioned American patriotism, values, and tradition. I get tired of all the negative stuff that I see each day in the newspaper and on the evening news. So, this is my attempt to show the good things about this great country of ours. What made this country great and what this country is all about. I will, on occasion, digress a little back to the good ole days, when life was simpler.

They'll be no politics or political jokes here, the problem with political jokes is they get elected. And as for political arguments, well that's just a good way to lose a friend. As the old saying goes, "there are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side."

I'll start off with some patriotic essays and pieces from some of our most famous patriots and artists. That is, providin' some lawyer don't stomp on my tail.

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
Will Rogers

America, Why I Love Her

I've always been a big John Wayne fan. I’ve watched all his movies (his westerns are the best), many more than once. He personified American values and patriotic pride. In this patriotic essay, John Wayne recites a beautiful poetic piece written by another actor, and poet, John Mitchum. John Mitchum is the younger brother of Robert Mitchum.  In his youth, with his brother, Robert, he traveled across America as a hobo and these adventures may be where his inspiration for this piece came from. You may better remember John Mitchum as Clint Eastwood's sidekick Detective DeGeorgio in the Dirty Harry film series, and again in The Outlaw Josey Wales. He co-starred with John Wayne in Chisum and El Dorado, and I believe he was also in the TV series F-Troop.

This first patriotic essay is called “America”, and is from the album "America, Why I Love Her", which can be purchased from Amazon.com and other music outlets (if you like this piece, please support the artists by purchasing the album).

This is one of my favorites and I hope my rendition does it justice. Double-click on button below to play.

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“Income taxes have made more liars out of the American people than golf.”
Will Rogers

 

Arizona

It has been quite a spell since I have had the chance to update this site. My health has not been cooperating much of late and has slowed this old codger down to a crawl.

I had a friend of Rex Allen Jr email me once about doing a patriotic piece about a song titled "Arizona" that is sung by Rex Allen Jr. About this time, my health went south and I never pursued the proper permission rights. I have since passed the idea on to my old friend at oldbluewebdesigns.com and he has put this piece together real nice like. Since he has the ASCAP and BMI licenses to play the piece, he has it on his web site, which I have provided a link to (below). It's a very pretty song, and with the great photos, I can't quit playing it.

When I was but a youngster, I wasn't the typical Roy Rogers fan, I was a Gene Autry and Rex Allen fan. I read their comic books, and watched all their movies. I remember Rex Allen's hit song "Son, Don't Go Near The Indians" and liked it. Well, his son does a real nice job with this song "Arizona" too, his daddy would be proud. I guarantee that you won't be able to watch it just once.

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My Beautiful America

This is a web site that expresses my own feelings about this beautiful country of ours. This is not my web site, instead it was developed by my old friend at oldbluewebdesigns.com. he has a lot of scenic and patriotic movie clips on his site. Please pay him a visit at MyBeautifulAmerica.com. You'll be glad you did.

 

"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
Will Rogers

 

 

"Try to live your life so that you wouldn't be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."
Will Rogers

 

 

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