It’s kind of interesting, actually. Not one, but two huge influences in my childhood are celebrating milestones either today or this weekend.
The first Star Wars movie was released 30 years ago today, and the 100th anniversary of John Wayne’s birth is tomorrow. Both the Star Wars franchise and John Wayne had a tremendous impact on me as a kid and even as a young adult; I’m pleasantly tickled that both icons are celebrating significant anniversaries this weekend.
Because of the enjoyment, fun, entertainment, and other things that I’ve garnered from both the Duke and Star Wars, today each of them gets their own post. The other posts should go up shortly after this and are below this post.