Sunday, March 1, 2009

In Memory of Paul Harvey


Did you like Paul Harvey??? We did and will miss him so, for it seems that he always had something good to say. Paul Harvey died yesterday --so I decided to post this blog in his memory. Thanks Paul.. We all will miss your wise advice.
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Paul Harvey Writes:
"We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.

-- I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.

-- I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.

-- I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.

-- And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

-- It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.

-- I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.

-- I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.

-- When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.

-- I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.

-- On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.

-- If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.

-- I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.

--When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.

-- I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.

-- May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

-- I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.

-- I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.

-- May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.

-- I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.

These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life".

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I'm sure if Paul were here right now, he'd say: "And now you have heard the REEEEEESSSST of the story". Paul Harvey--you will truly be missed.
Hugs,

42 comments:

Kallen305 said...

I love Paul Harvey and was crushed to hear of his passing when I woke up this morning. I loved listening to him on the radio.

Cedar ... said...

I was never a fan of Paul Harvey's... his views were always a bit too conservative for me. However the quotes you show from him are great. I know he had a lot of fans. We are all different, and that is good. He was obviously a good man.

Busy Bee Suz said...

YES. I loved listening to him. He was full of honesty and common sense..something we are lacking today!!!

Jane said...

I enjoyed Paul Harvey as well. Very well-written post and oh, so true!

Jane

Raymonty said...

I liked Paul Harvey,he was a good man; he had his own style and he was a good story teller.

Mildred said...

I enjoyed reading this today Betsy. A very nice tribute.

Jayne said...

I always loved listening to him on the radio as well. What a wonderful soul. May light perpetual shine upon him.

Peggy said...

What a wonderful post honoring Paul Harvey. He sure will be missed around here. I loved listening to him. I missed his last broadcast in December.

Day4plus said...

I always loved to listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. He made lots of sense no matter what generation we are from. Common sense is all it is and with that distinctive voice he said it all. thanks for the tribute.

Happy March to you too. MB

Day4plus said...

Oh I see you are a Snapdragon too. We just love to make people laugh. MB

karin said...

Awwww! I hadn't heard yet of his death! Whenever I did hear his talks - I truly enjoyed them. He now gets to see the reeeessssttt of his own life's story! Thanks for posting one of his talks. So much truth in that! What a beautiful tribute to him. Thanks for sharing it!

Love,
Karin

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for posting such a wonderful tribute for this man known and followed by many.He certainly had a way of telling the news that made one listen.
Blessings,Ruth

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Neat post, I always listened for the rest of the story.

Cicero Sings said...

One radio station I listened to years ago had his stories on in the morning and I looked forward to them every day. When they changed their format and took him off, I was disappointed. I always love a story!

CountryDreaming said...

May he rest in peace and his family be comforted.

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, I do remember him - that signature voice1

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Yes I just heard this sad news, and now I must go and tell the Hubster who loved him.

Rose said...

I have not had anything on, so just now learning of his death. He will be missed...I didn't hear him often but did enjoy it when I did.

Darla said...

yes he will be missed. Wish our children could know such great examples as this.

Susie said...

He was a great man! He obviously knew how to live. Wonderful advice he's given there. Thanks for posting this Betsy.

Pigeon said...

I had never heard of Paul Harvey. I will have to google him. He must had been quite wise.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh so sorry to hear that sad news.
I was a true fan of Paul Harvey's, and used to listen to his radio program when driving to work...
I will miss his unmistakable voice, what a loss :(

Mary said...

Yes, I've listened to Mr. Harvey for many years. Thanks for the tribute, Betsy.

Mary

Judy said...

I have listened to Paul Harvey for years and always enjoyed his stories very much. He had a way of just making you like to hear what he said. A great tribute to a good man. He will be missed.

Tricia said...

Oh Betsy - you know how to pull these tears outa me! He really will be missed - I missed him before he had passed, cuz it was always his son doing the broadcasts! He lived a full life though! RIP Paul Harvey!

Neal said...

I always liked Paul Harvey...loved to hear him tell his tales.

The Whites said...

Awww, I didn't know he died. I loved listening to him. Thanks for posting a great tribute.

Mandy

Shellmo said...

Betsy - I loved Paul Harvey! Got to hear him speak 15 years ago and never forgot it! I love these wise words you posted of his. I am printing them out for my husband and I to remember for my stepson. Thank you so much for sharing!!

bookbabie said...

I loved hearing his stories, we need more of his kind of journalism in the world. He will definitely be missed:(

Diane said...

Dear Betsy, I think I'm just a little bit better because I listened to Paul Harvey in 15 minute segments on the car radio on my way to work. He added to this world while he was here and that's really saying something.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I never knew what he looked like ... but his voice was unmistakable. That's the true sign (and compliment) to a radio man. He'll go down as the best.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Thanks for the nice tribute to Paul Harvey. He was unique in his field.

Bird Girl said...

Very nice, Betsy! Yep, I liked Paul Harvey - just seemed like someone you could trust and he had lots of good advice!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This was a wonderful tribute to an amazing man!! He will be missed...m.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks for your comments about Paul Harvey. He was always SO practical. I don't think I EVER heard one word come out of his mouth that didn't make alot of sense!!!! He will be missed --since there are few out there like him.

Hugs to all,
Betsy

Janie said...

Paul was an icon. I can remember listening to him when I was just a little kid. He did have lots of folksy wisdom and the world will be poorer without him.

Marge said...

I loved listening to the rest of the story! Mr. Harvey will be greatly missed.

Leedra said...

Jimmy and I were talking yesterday about the person that has been 'filling in' for Paul Harvey. Will the show just stop now? It can't be called the Paul Harvey show anymore, unless he son does it. We were just puzzling over that a little.

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lola said...

A great man will be missed. I remember him & that voice one could not forget.
Thanks for the info as I hadn't heard of his passing.

Kathleen said...

God Bless Paul!

Alan said...

Very nice tribute Betsy! I really enjoyed listening to him.

jusitn said...

I use to listen to Paul Harvey when i was with my parents driving I am only 17 and know who he was V^_^V Paul Harvey was awesome!