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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
#58 Death of a Childhood Hero [in progress]
Smilin' Ed McConnell died right in front of me ... sort of. He was right there on the television machine one minute, and then he wasn't ... because he was dead, I was alive and only eleven, What's happening? He was right over there on the screen last week. It's gotta be that old Froggy playin' tricks again. But there seemed no amount of plunking on his magictwanger could get Ed back.
I.didn't know him "face-to-face" till his transition from radio to TV, which sadly was a short 2 or 3 years. And it took me at least that long to get over it. Here's the deal ... I loved the guy. I got to know Smilin' Ed before I could see his smile/ Ed was in my head.
[ A "partial post" related to DMW #233. More to come, but here it is for now.]