Someone forwarded me an email on Bob Hope. Many of you are probably too young to remember him. He was an actor and comedian who could keep an audience laughing for hours and never be obscene or use foul language or gestures. He entertained troops in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War. He had one wife (Dolores) and was happily married to her for 69 years. He was still telling jokes at age 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 as a boxer: “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 Presidents: “I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only 6 of them.”
On receiving the Congressional Gold Medal: “I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength...