For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask
HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
Tribute to a man who DID make a
TURNING 70 'I 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
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.' ON
WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HISCAREER 'When I was born, the doctor said to my
youhave 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 POVERTY '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 the 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.'
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.