Thursday, October 04, 2007
People I would Like to buy a Beer in Heaven
Bob Hope. I don't know if Leslie Townsend Hope was a beer drinker, but I sure would like to buy him a tall cold one. Several, if he would keep telling jokes.
He was born in England on May 29th, 1903 and was once qouted as saying he left as soon as he found out that he had no chance to be king. His mother moved from England to Cleveland, Ohio and young Bob (as he came to be called) started in show business at the tender age of fifteen. It was either that or go back to plucking chickens in his brother's butcher shop. After years of honing his craft in vaudeville, he moved to radio in 1938 with "The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show". From there things just rolled along for Bob. Movies, T.V., and his ever touring show for the USO.
On September 11th, 1963 he recieved his Congressional Gold Medal. He won five special Oscar's for his humanitarian work and the USO Headquarters is named after him.
So here's to Bob! Raise your glass high and salute a true patriot. God bless you sir, and Thanks For The Memories.
Dedicated to the best father-in-law a man could ask for.