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Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant

"It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference."

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."

"There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success."

"You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load."

"There is not a person alive who isn't going to have some awfully bad days in their lives. I tell my players that what I mean by fighting is when your house burns down, and your wife runs off with the drummer, and you've lost your job and all the odds are against you. What are you going to do? Most people just lay down and quit. Well, I want my people to fight back."

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."


The official Newsletter!

Thank you for using some of your valuable time to read yet another addition of Extra!Extra! 

2009 is one for he record books and what a year it has been! We welcome 2010 and look forward to all the challenges and rewards that it will bring. So far, winter weather has been cooperating in North Texas. We have already seen snow a few times including a historical Christmas Eve storm that dumped several inches across North Texas to give us the first white Christmas since many of our fans were brand new (mid 1920s)! It was also the first white Christmas that I have ever witnessed being raised in the South. 
We have a request to you our readers. We would love to share some of your antique or vintage fan stories with the world. It can be anything antique or vintage fan related, but we especially would like to hear about “heirloom fan” or “survivor” fan stories about a particular fan that has been passed down in the family to become a treasured electrical member of the family.

We often hear this from emails we receive and now is your chance to share it with the world. Please send us an email through our contact page or you are welcome to call, or mail the story to us. We would also like to share your antique and vintage fan photos in our newsletter. If you have one, whether it be an antique photo or one taken recently, please contact us if you would like to share that with our readers.

I am continuously amazed at the number of old fan “fans” there are still out there. I think it is because early fans bring a smile to your face, whether that be from their antiquity or utility value. I have personally told folks over the years that once they have had a peaceful night’s sleep under the whirling breeze of an early electric fan, they won’t enter dreamland without it. So please share your fan stories with us. We would greatly appreciate it and so will the world.

Thank you for spending some of your time with us and enjoy this winter edition of Extra! Extra!

Best Regards,

Mark Neeley
President, Vintage Fans, L.L.C.

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