Thursday, May 5, 2011

more than a star

Bob Hope: May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003
Indeed, Bob Hope was more than a star.  He served his country with hope and laughter.   As a kid, I loved watching Bob & Bing's road pictures.  I enjoyed all his movies.  I also remember his televised Christmas specials.  It was always great seeing him play-through with a guest appearance on the popular television shows of our day.  He was a funny and lovable guy.  Bob was the king of one-liners.  No, not all of his jokes were funny - but it seems as if even his bombs found there target.  Everyone loved Bob Hope.

"I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful." - Bob Hope

Bob Hope was more than a star.  He was more than a comedian.  He packed his golf clubs and jokes and did countless goodwill tours around the world.  He appeared in or hosted 199 known USO shows down through the years.

"Bob Hope appeared in so many theaters of war over the decades that it was often cracked that "Where there's death, there's Hope"."
In 1996, The United States Congress honored Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces."   He was a great American - and served his country well.
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