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Old 04-18-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Jerry Lewis was very ill a few years ago, yet he toughed it out and did the annual Labor Day Telecast for MDA. He said something that really hit home with me.

He remarked that he'd rather hear accolades while he's alive rather than have people wait until he dies to sing his praises. A bit vain, perhaps, but I figured, "Why not?"

Every year on my birthday, I send thank you cards to a couple of celebrities. Nothing fancy, just a handwritten note thanking them for their contributions to my entertainment.

Last year's candidates were Dick Clark and Eartha Kitt. Dick Clark is doing well in recovering from his stroke and I look forward to seeing him every year on New Year's Eve. However, Eartha Kitt died late last year, so I'm glad I sent the card so she would know that her work was appreciated.
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