As we all enjoy, in one form or another, the day (and Merry Christmas to all, BTW), let us take a moment to remember a ham who's words led to a book which led to the movie that is once again running a 24 hour holiday marathon -- if not the best holiday picture of the season, certainly the funniest.
Of course, I'm talking about Jean Shepard K2ORS(SK). Most people only know of him from the movie "A Christmas Story" (most don't even realize that he is the narrator, and has a brief cameo near the end with his wife/producer Leigh Brown -- for those who don't know, he's the man who tells Ralphie where the start & end of the line to see Santa is). But his influence is everywhere. For example, when we moved into the new QTH last summer, every time someone -- anyone -- would pick up one of the boxes (such as kitchenware) marked "Fragile," they'd quote "Fra-gee-lee... it must be Italian!" I was lucky. I got to grow up listening to him every weeknight (with the transistor radio under the covers) on WOR. I saw his PBS specials and mini-series, I once owned his album (my brother swiped & lost it, though I now have a tape copy of it), I have many of his books, even got to meet him at a book signing once (my brother kept those books too...). So maybe I appreciate that movie a touch more. But for so long as it remains a holiday staple, his stories will live on. Excelsior, Shep! 73, ron w3wn you know your little girl is growing up when she starts giving you practical gifts for Christmas... like socks... Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, email@example.com This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org