...Not to mention being married to Ernie Kovaks, one of the most creative funnymen of early TV. She spent a great deal of energy trying to preserve Kovaks' TV show, which would otherwise would have been destroyed, since the networks had a habit of erasing early videotape for reuse. The giant reels of tape were horrendously expensive.<br><br>Laz, OFI[/i][color:green]<br>Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. — Groucho </font color=green>
#389101 - 10/16/0807:55 PMRe: My first love has passed away
I just read in the obits today that my childhood role model of the 'perfect woman' passed away. When I was a young girl, playing in the backyard of the tenement building we lived in, a young boy said "hi" from behind me. He introduced himself and said that they had just moved in. He was the eldest of four children at that time and I was the eldest of three. We became good friends and lived next door to each other until I was in high school and my mum moved us to another part of town. How many backyard baseball games, football games, basketball games, Risk, Monopoly, swimming in the pool, fighting with the gang down the street... Memories come flooding back.<br><br>His mother passed away this week. She used to pay me to babysit her six children when I became old enough, and many times I slept over at their old Victorian house, in the beautiful guest room that had a fireplace. <br><br>I was the child of a welfare bum who lived on the third floor of an overcrowded tenement apartment, and she was an RN who was married to a pediatrician. Yet, she trusted me enough to allow me to take care of her precious children, including the infant, while she was running her weekly errands. <br><br>Much later on, her husband was my son's pediatrician, until I moved to Cape Cod.<br><br>The world lost a really wonderful woman this week. Sigh... But she really left the world a better place than it was before she arrived. I suppose that's all that matters in the end. Whether it's a celebrity who has touched us in a magical way, or the wife of a pediatrician who took the neighborhood welfare bum under her wing and taught her that she really was a worthwhile human being.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I watched Ernie Kovacks every morning before going to school. Every night I watched Steve Allen, and he had Don Knotts on his show. Both shows use to keep me in stitches.<br><br><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WeBZeOTIIKM&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WeBZeOTIIKM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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