I've met a lot of famous people in my life, but not meeting John Wayne probably bothers me the most. The reason being, I was across the street from where he bought gas on Main St. in Wasco California after he had been hunting at a duck club out on Corcoran Rd off Highway 46. A bunch of people went running over to meet him and get his autograph, this was back in about 1963 or 1964 so he was still a pretty big deal in those days. I was no more than seventy five or a hundred feet from him, maybe closer. Why I didn't run over and meet him I don't really know to this day. Maybe I was shy, maybe I just didn't want to add to his bother. I don't know why I didn't, but but I do know, I sure as hell wish I had taken advantage of the opportunity. I can still see him standing there big as life, looking just like John Wayne should. He was driving a metallic blue Buick station wagon. He seemed to enjoy the attention. One of my biggest disappointments in life is not meeting him. I have been and always will be a big fan of Mr. Wayne's and just watched "the Shootist the other night. It as it always does, brought back the memory of that day I could have met him.