Ya’ never know what you’ll find at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Grabbing lunch with some high school friends in the food court and Lester comments, “Well, there’s John Wayne”. And for one stunning moment…. I really thought it was.  Like any groupie I had to have a photo with him.  You be the judge. 

His name is Dr. Gene Howard and his resemblance to the “Duke” is uncanny.  He’s not affiliated with the Wayne family or estate, but he certainly brings out good memories of an American icon. He walks and talks like John Wayne and can sing like Johnny Cash.

And hey, Matt Patrick…. He listens to Houston’s Morning News even when he’s out of town….on iHeart radio.  How’s that for a mutual admiration situation, Pilgrim!