Friday, January 08, 2010

Another Old Coot's Birthday


The year 1956 gave us Carousel. That special year was also witness to the debut of a rock-n-roll pioneer when Heartbreak Hotel hit the music charts. And 1956 was the year that New Yorkers had the opportunity to see the musical My Fair Lady open on Broadway. It was also the year that the lovely and vivacious Norma Jeane Mortenson changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and also when actress Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco. It was the year our country witnessed the writing of the Southern Manifesto by 101 of our Congressional leaders. And 1956 was the year of the first hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

During that year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was instrumental in the addition of the words In Gawd We Trust as the motto of the United States and also in the creation of our Interstate Highway System. Also in that glorious year, the people came to know two of our most recognized news commentators when the Huntley Brinkley Report debuted on NBC TV. And later that year, the long running screen adaptation of the story Wizard of Oz, is shown on television for the first time. People witnessed the debut of the game show, To Tell The Truth, and were introduced to a new game show host named Bob Barker.

But of all these extraordinary events and people that have been captured for posterity in the annals of our history, one event and one person stands out above the rest. I'm speaking of the birth of a boy from Ohio. His name is Jim Kloss, and he is the dreamer who had the courage to follow his dreams and the creativeness to establish Whole Wheat Radio. January 8 is a day for all Wheatheads to celebrate for sure! Happy Birthday Jim, and thanks for all the inspiration and all the hard work and efforts. The world is a better place for you having been born my friend. Hope it's one of the best!

2Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

This is a wonderful tribute, Atuu! Thank you! :-)

Friday, 08 January, 2010  
Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Randy. High praise indeed. If we could just find 10 more of us old coots...just 10 more...

Monday, 11 January, 2010  

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