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BOB HOPE IN HEAVEN

Welshtaff 2012/06/16 02:51:56

We miss him.

For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents. And thanks for the memories.

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 WI NNING 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.'

Give me a sense of humour;

Note: Bob Hope's mother was born in my home town and Bob was conceived there, the town is very proud of Bob and what he did for the service men.

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  • ray 2012/06/17 21:47:33
    ray
    +1
    Thanks for bringing him to mind. One of the Great Americans.
  • jlmalone2 2012/06/16 17:24:26
  • MisterD 2012/06/16 12:48:46
    MisterD
    +1
    I still miss him. He's one of the few comics that I saw in person that truly entertained me. RIP Bob.
  • Stryder 2012/06/16 10:25:56
    Stryder
    +2
    RIP to a great American and a true patriot.
  • teigan 2012/06/16 03:02:09
    teigan
    +2
    I loved Bob Hope. Last year they changed The Bob Hope Open to the Humana Open since Bill Clinton took it over. Sad.
  • Flamingolady 2012/06/16 02:56:04
    Flamingolady
    +2
    One of a kind, and no one alive now who could come close to matching his wit, humor, or service to our troops.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/16 02:53:26
    HarleyCharley
    +2
    he was great...

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