Thursday, May 26, 2011
Marion Robert Morrison was born May 26, 1907. Although he was born with the name Marion, to us he will always be John Wayne or "The Duke."
John Wayne was a man's man (a ladies man too at times). He was larger than life on the big screen and in person. He was always a straight shooter, and not just the kind from the movies he was famous for, that's what we loved about him. He told it like it was, did what he wanted and made no apologies. He inspired us to hitch up our bootstraps, fight for what we believed, and to get the girl.
So today, we tip our hats in honor of the man, the actor, and the American legend- John Wayne.
Also in honor of The Duke, we have a special on our Facebook page today only. Details at http://www.Facebook.com/OldGuysRuleInternational
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
May 29th will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500. The man to drive the pace car for the centennial celebration of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be A.J. Foyt, Jr. If you aren’t familiar with him, we can share a few details.
Foyt is an incredible racing legend whose relationship with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 goes back more than half a century. Fifty years ago, he won the Indy 500. He will be 76 years old when he leads 33 drivers out onto the famed speedway. Each of those drivers will be dreaming of taking that checkered flag at the end of the day. Very few could hope to achieve what Foyt did at the Indy 500 -- he won four times. Additionally, he is the only driver to have won the Indy 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Foyt’s tireless passion for the sport continued after he retired as a driver, he transitioned into a role as a team owner. He will have more than 55 years of racing experience with him as he rolls onto the track in the Chevy Camaro pace car. It will be a great day of racing in Indianapolis and we are glad that an “old guy” is going to start it. We here at Old Guys Rule will be tipping our hats to A.J. Foyt, Jr. as he leads the drivers around the track.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, grief and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We can certainly relate to that quote and yet, it isn’t just experiences and memories that we’ve had…it is the ones yet to come. The next ride on the open road, catching the next wave, the next ride in a hot rod, catching the next game or the next fish with a friend. Where you have been is part of the fabric of who you are; the “next” thing will be a part of who you will be. We’re never too old to do something new…that’s why Old Guys Rule.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Normally we are talking about all the great stuff that Old Guys are doing and how Old Guys Rule, but this week we thought it would be great to honor the moms out there. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we want to say thanks to the moms who have made us who we are. We also wanted to share some ideas about what you can do for the ladies that you are honoring on Mother’s Day (in case you don’t have a plan.) We have also included 5 things not to do for Mother’s Day.
Here are 5 simple ideas that can make them happy and keep you out of trouble…
Send her to the spa – give her the pampering that she deserves and might not get for herself.
Get her something that is personalized – jewelry, picture frames…something with her name or children’s birthstones.
Photos make great gifts, now you can put photos on canvas or create photo blankets. Use a photo that she loves or take a new one.
If you are out of time or can’t choose, get her a gift card to her favorite store and pair it with a greeting card.
Last, but certainly not least, and in addition to any of the above…dinner at her favorite restaurant.
What not to do:
Make her cook her own Mother’s Day dinner.
Buy something at the gas station to give her.
Buy her a gift card to your favorite store…she’ll know you weren’t thinking of her.
Give her dandelions…unless you’re 5 years old, it isn’t cute.
Give her grief for any reason. Mother’s Day is only once a year, be extra nice.
Hope our suggestions help. We’d love to hear if they did. Feel free to add your suggestions to the list.
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