With the passing of Dick Clark I remembered a number of years ago getting a package in the mail with a 50th anniversary keychain for American Bandstand. It had the famous AB logo on one side in blue and "50 years of Bandstand" on the reverse. With it a handwritten note from Dick thanking me for my support over the years. It was just so cool. I wore that keyring out in my pocket and had to retire it when the loop broke. Dick Clark was one of my heroes.
There are a lot of people who aren't what they seem.
Thanks to Tom Goeble (from Evansville) who now works at NASA. He was in the air over Washington DC today as the Discovery Space Shuttle was being transported to it's new home at the Smithsonian. I was chatting about the shuttle today on the Afternoon Show and a friend of his mom sent me this picture. SO COOL!!!
The new Three Stooges movie did a respectable showing on its opening weekend at the box office. Good enough for a distant second behind the now steamrolling Hunger Games. The Farrelly brothers loving tribute to Moe, Larry, and Curly got generally mixed reviews - some liked it a lot, others not so much. Our listeners told us that it was probably more enjoyed by the adults in the audience than the kids (who found 3 grown men slapping each other around a bit puzzling). Leonard Matlin, a respected critic found the movie very much like a Beatlemania performance
My heart was forever changed by my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Lyons. Her son had been in Vietnam, and after the war he stayed there to care for orphans. We were encouraged to bring in our used clothes and books, and we boxed them up and sent them to these kids. We collected soda pop cans to pay for the shipping, and it changed my heart forever.
Being able to actually DO something to help those who are less fortunate, instead of just reading about it, changed me on a cellular level. I pray that teacher knows how much she impacted my life. If your kids want to be Jr.