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Art Linkletter RIP


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He was an incredible guy who rode the trains with the hobos during the great depression.

Here is a funny story from the link posted below.


He asked one little girl, "What do you think would make a perfect husband, Karen?"

"A man that provides a lot of money, loves horses, and will let you have 22 kids and doesn't put up a fight," Karen said.

"And what do you think you'll be when you grow up?"

"A nun."


This link worth reading from todays Washington Post




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Art was the best interviewer of children who ever lived. Go to YouTube and check him out if you are too young to know what a genius he was.

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I grew up listening to him on his show Kid's Say the Darndest Things, but what I remember most about his show is the sound of my father and mother laughing their heads off.


A nice quote from A.L. himself:

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.


from the show and the kids:

Regarding love -

* "On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." -- Mike, 10

* "It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble." -- Kenny, age 7

* "I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." -- Regina, age 10

* "Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." -- Dave, age 8

Regarding kissing -

* "It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That's why I stopped doing it." -- Tammy, age 10

* (on seeing a couple kissing) "He is trying to steal her chewing gum!" -- Boy, age 6

Regarding people in love -

* "They act mooshy. Like puppy dogs, except puppy dogs don't wag their tails nearly as much." -- Arnold, age 10

Strategies For Making People Fall In Love With You -

* "Shake your hips and hope for the best." -- Camille, age 9

Good Advice About Love -

* "Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough." -- Lynnette, age 8

* "Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck!" -- Ricky, age 7

* "Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." -- Erin, age 8

Titles of Love Ballads You Can Sing To Your Loved One:

* "'Hey, Baby, I Don't Like Girls, But I'm Willing To Forget You Are One!'" -- Will, age 7



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Those are great Kathy.


He was indeed a genius with kids. Everybody’s favorite grandfather. Those were some simpler times.

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Just read this - Mr. Linkletter was born Gordon Arthur Kelly on July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.


I'll be darned.

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Yes, R.I.P.


Great Guy, and great family.


Did you know he was also a Subdivider? I did the Ca. D.R.E. "White Paper" for him and his family business on a Subdivision in Calaveras County back in about 1983.


Both he and Jack were very nice folks and easy to deal with.

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