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Subject: FW: Thanks for the memories..





I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.


Tribute to a man who DID make a difference:




May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003

ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill".

ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

ON TURNING 100 " I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING "I ruined my hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them."

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR "Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'."

ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

ON PRESIDENTS " I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six."
< BR>ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER " When I was born, the doctor said to my mother, 'Congratulations. You have an eight-pound ham'."

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POV ERTY "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES " I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff t h e audience threw at me."

ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."


enjoy.... I did ........ johninfresno
 

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Thanks... for the memories

I will never forget seeing Bob on TV helicoptoring in to Viet Nam with his entourage of babelicious women. I admired him greatly for that - the appreciation and warmth he had on his face towards the men in uniform was genuine - there was no mistaking it. You could tell it meant a lot to him to be there. I was too young for Viet Nam by a year, but had I been sent I would have liked to have seen Bob in person. Quite a man.
 

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Bob had class..........

And like FF mentioned, those tours with the USO shows were genuine.

Thanks John, and good to hear from ya. :)
 

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Class? He definitely had it.

Same wife since the git-go, selflessly relinquishing his Holiday time EVERY year for many, many years. Bringing those round eyed women to our troops was a tremendous boost for morale for sure. He sure could deliver a line.

I saw him at college one spring. He had everyone of us in the palm of his hand, his comedic timing was next to none - and there was probably 40years difference in age minimum, yet he still had complete control.

One Heckuva Man. I miss him.
 
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