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@The Old Man posted:

Lived to be a hundred, overcame stuttering and unfortunately died of  complications from the Coronavirus.

Actually, she never totally overcame it, although she made an incredible improvement in her 50s after attending an intense 3 week course at Hollins Communications Research Institute in Roanoke, VA.  She'd have an occasional hiccup in our conversations and I could tell that she was constantly aware of, and working on her speech.  

I've got some great John and Annie Glenn stories which I've shared with many of you who I've had the chance to raise a glass with.  They include schnapps and hot cocoa, stories Annie told me of her childhood friendship with John, sphincter tightening stories of early space travel by Senator Glenn and the incredible kindness she showed my daughter when she attended the rededication of the John Glenn College of Public affairs in her sophomore year at OSU.  

I addressed John Glenn as Senator Glenn when we first met, and he gently chided me and asked me to please call him John.  I don't think that I ever pulled it off.  I think the most informal I was able to get was Mr. Glenn.  It's that way with one's heroes often.  

I consider myself very lucky to have met both of these down-to-earth Ohioans  Although I'm an atheist, I truly hope that there is a chance that their souls are together again.  They were a true duprass.  If you don't know what that means, you need to read more Vonnegut.

RIP John and Annie.

PH

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Eddie Haskell: Hey Wally, nobody's home. Let's call up some girls and pretend we're talent scouts.

June Cleaver: [Enters the room.] Hello, Eddie.

Eddie Haskell: Oh. Hi, Mrs. Cleaver. Gee Mrs. Cleaver, your hair looks real pretty today.

June Cleaver: Well, you should know Eddie, being a talent scout.

Eddie was the first "bad boy," in network TV family programming.  You knew he was up to no good, but you couldn't wait to find out what it was.  

PH

@The Old Man posted:

Lived to be a hundred, overcame stuttering and unfortunately died of  complications from the Coronavirus.

This reminds me that another person who "overcame" stuttering (but not totally, and is still alive, thank goodness) is Joe Biden.  A lot of his detractors say that his sometimes halting speaking style is evidence that he is suffering dementia.  He rarely talks about his stuttering "problem," but that's the rest of the story.

A friend of mine from high school emailed me to see if I had heard - she remembered how obsessed I was with the film and score when we were in high school.  We were once in a burger joint before we we supposed to go to a party and the movie was on one of the tvs and I refused to leave until it was over - we missed the whole party and stayed at the restaurant til closing

@The Old Man posted:

Without question.

 

@irwin posted:

Lewis:  A huge figure who devoted his life to fairness and equality, and tried his best to help others.  We could use more of his type.  A lot more.

Stand up, Mr. Lewis is about to pass by. 

When you look and understand the true character of this mans soul, then you see what 180 degrees the opposite looks like in the Oval Office.  Love and turn the other cheek / Hate and divide.... Spend your life trying to make your country a better place / Spend your life focused solely on oneself. 

This much I know. Mr. Lewis is universally loved and admired in his life and passing. The person sitting in the Oval Office will not enjoy such when he is gone. 

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