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Dear Mr. Van Dyke: To paraphrase a corny old song, “where do I begin, to tell the story of how much you’ve meant to me?” I just finished reading your memoir entitled “My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business.” As cute as the title is, whatever luck you’ve had would have meant very […]

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Last night I watched the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS. This event used to be “must-see TV” for me when I was younger. I think I heard or saw somewhere that last night’s telecast was the 35th annual show which mean I was about 13 years old when they started.  According to the Kennedy Center […]

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I always wished I had been born sooner than I was. I loved the culture, the music, the movies of my parent’s generation. They were part of what is now called “The Greatest Generation.” And while I agree, in many ways, that they were a great generation, I’m not crazy about how or why that […]

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