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Happy Birtday Eb! (Read 895 times)
Sep 23rd, 2011 at 8:31am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
This ain't Mayberry, but this IS, after all, Recess.

Tom Lester, aka Eb Dawson of Hooterville, is 73 today.  True to his conviction of being a gentleman and Christian, he held out for the 'right' woman and married for the first time at the age of 68.

Why not hop over to Drucker's Store and wish Tom a Happy B.Day.>>>http://druckersstore.myfastforum.org/sutra85.php#85

Maybe celebrate with one of Sam's famous pickles from the Pickle Barrel and a cold pop.

Shocked

 
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Reply #1 - Sep 23rd, 2011 at 2:16pm

imagineer   Offline
I Love Mayberry!
Town of Mayberry

 
I talked to Tom today. He said that he was feeling fine, watching his diet, taking vitamins,and enjoying life.........Great Guy.....Happy Birthday TOM !!!!!!
 
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Reply #2 - Sep 24th, 2011 at 9:23am

Thelma Lou Fife   Offline
Cashew fudge anyone?
Florida

 
He spoke at our church back in the late '60's, early '70's.   I can't remember anything he said, but I do remember being thrilled to meet him.  I didn't realize he was still with us - - glad to hear it and glad to hear of his "recent" nuptials.  Happy Birthday, Tom!
 

I'm the only one Barney ever gave a hoot for.
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Reply #3 - Sep 24th, 2011 at 11:24am

Andy Paul Lawson   Offline
Everythings okay in Mayberry.
Little Rock AR

 
Talk about being typecast. I read once where he said that when directors and producers met him after GA, they would say something like, "he's not as dumb as he was as Eb".
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 25th, 2011 at 10:23pm

Briscoe Darling   Offline
"You arguin' with me?"
Ruffton, NC

 
Thanks to Imagineer, I got to talk to Tom (Eb) on the phone a few years back. 

Tom and I exchange Christmas cards now.
 

"Thought about killin' him, kinda hated to go that far"
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Reply #5 - Sep 26th, 2011 at 10:42am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
Andy Paul Lawson wrote on Sep 24th, 2011 at 11:24am:
Talk about being typecast. I read once where he said that when directors and producers met him after GA, they would say something like, "he's not as dumb as he was as Eb". 


One would think that directors and producers, of all people, would be able to to understand that actors are NOT THEIR CHARACTERS!   Sheesh!
I also think producers and directors don't give the viewing audience credit for knowing this difference as well.  I think 'type casting' is in the mind of the hiring decision makers.


Does Lester still do the church circuit?  About five years ago, I missed out on an opportunity to see Donna Douglas sermonize at a local church.  I'm still kicking myself over that one.

 
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