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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bob Hope In Heaven!


For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents
.


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

Tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON 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 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.'


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 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.'



 

 
 
 

13 comments:

Indrani Ghose said...

Hilarious stuff!
Brilliant is the person who comes out with such creations!

This is Belgium said...

I even once saw him in person per accident at the Kennedy center in Washington and I am not yet a grandma !
have a great week, Sylvia
anni

Andrea said...

Oh Sylvia, what a wonderful, humorous tribute to a wonderfully, generous man. We grew up with this gentleman and are all the better for it. Thank you ...

Also, love the header ... wish I could get cards like that :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Lee Spangler said...

Bob Hope was really a true humanitarian. Here is a link to a little known fact about Bob Hope and his effort to make Washington DC and the American public aware of the holocaust going on in Germany in 1944. http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0703/hope_holocaust.php3. It is well worth reading.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Oh, yes, a trip down memory lane. I get nostalgic thinking about his Christmas shows he did for the troops.

Jo said...

OMW Sylvia, I remember Bob Hope and many of those saying as well . I just forgot that he actually made 100! Greetings, Jo

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Thank you Sylvia for making me remember again the great man and performer.
Thank you also for the smiles .
Wishing you a great day.
Costas

Lowell said...

He was the best. Born the same year as my dad, he lived about 20 years longer. What a guy! Can you think of anyone these days who even comes close?

cieldequimper said...

Gosh, even I remember him. I can't believe it's been that long!

Christine said...

Oh, I love this, Sylvia! I actually heard him say some of those one-liners, too. :)
I've been trying to subscribe by email to your posts to no avail. Is there a secret I don't know about? Thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He was brilliant , so funny AND wise! Lovely post Sylvia.

Lois said...

I always loved him! Great post Sylvia.

NixBlog said...

Good ones, Sylvia!

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