For those of us who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, Tim Conway is a comedy legend. Amy and I continue to watch and love old episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show”, and especially love the ones that Tim appeared in.
It was so funny to see Tim make his fellow actors laugh when they should have been in character during a skit. Harvey Korman could hardly keep a straight face in nearly every scene they were involved in on the iconic Carol Burnett show.
While the character Mr. Tudball was among our favorite characters, it was the “Oldest Man” that topped them all. Watch this short video clip of Tim Conway as the Oldest Man.
Amy and I are saddened by the death of one of our all-time favorites, and our prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans. May Tim Conway’s memory live forever, and what a blessing it is to still be able to watch him performing his craft.
Read the announcement of Tim Conway’s passing below this picture of Tim and Harvey.
Pastor Ed Boston
Tim Conway, the Golden Globe Award-winning actor who embodied several comical characters on “The Carol Burnett Show” including the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball has died at age 85.
Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to his rep Howard Bragman. His daughter, Kelly, told Fox News on Tuesday her father is “at peace now.”
“The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever,” Kelly told us. “He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven.
“We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon. When he used to hear the song ‘Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground’ he would say, ‘I want that played at my funeral.'”
Conway’s longtime friend and fellow star Carol Burnett told Fox News, “I’m heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He’ll be in my heart forever.
To read the complete article, click here to go to the Fox News story.
In one of several tear-jerking moments during the funeral for President George H.W. Bush, Christian singer Michael W. Smith sang his signature song “Friends”. The performance video is at the bottom of the page, and a complete story from Trevor Decker.com is below.
Christian Artist Michael W. Smith Performs at George H.W. Bush Funeral
Contemporary Christian music legend Michael W. Smith performed at the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday. Smith whose career spans decades is a pioneer in Christian music and a friend of the Bush family for decades. He performed his song “Friends” which emphasizes trust in God’s will for your life even when you don’t understand it. The song has often been used at funerals. Smith released the song which he co-wrote with his wife in 1987. The song was written for a friend who was moving away to serve in ministry.
Smith recalled seeing President Bush for the last time a mere three months before he passed away.
“As we were leaving, we just gave him a hug and said ‘We love you. We love you, so good to see you,” Smith told CBN News. “And about the time we were leaving, he put his finger in the air and had that sparkle in his eyes and said: ‘Friends are friends forever.’ Deb and I walked out of there thinking this might be the last time that we see him.”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To me, this pictures speaks volumes of “The Greatest Generation”. While they had been political allies and rivals, it was their service to our country that brings a smile to my face.
This week, with the passing of President George Bush, we have heard quite a bit of information about him flying numerous combat missions and about the time he was shot down by the Japanese, during WW II.
Bob Dole served on the other side of the globe during WW II. He suffered permanent injuries when he was hit by German machine gun fire near Castel d’Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy.
When I look at the picture above, there are several things that come into my mind.
First is that there is an American patriot and hero laying in State in a coffin covered by a flag that both Bush and Dole sacrificed greatly for.
Next, I see another American patriot and hero being helped to stand out of his wheelchair.
Also, you see a left-handed salute (salutes are to be given with the right hand). You see, Dole can not salute with his right hand due to the injuries mentioned earlier.
Bob Dole paid the ultimate respect between two veterans, first by standing when it is nearly impossible for him to do at this point in his life, and then rendering a salute the only way possible – with his left hand.
This is a very proud moment in American history and a memory that I have that will last a lifetime.
Later today on a special edition of the weekly Ed Boston Podcast, we will be paying honor to the 41st President of the United States – George Herbert Walker Bush. Below are several links that we will be using on this special podcast.
Friend of the podcast, Ed Henry from Fox News returns to the podcast to help us remember the life of President George H. W. Bush. Listen to the interview “On Demand” by clicking this link to iHeartRadio.
Here is Ed’s bio from FoxNews.com:
Ed Henry currently serves as Fox News Channel’s (FNC) chief national correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011 and is based in Washington, D.C.
Most recently in 2018, Henry earned widespread praise for his hard hitting interviews with campaign advisor for President Donald Trump Katrina Pierson, and then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Scott Pruitt. Additionally, he provided live coverage from Helsinki, Finland during President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin.
During the 2016 election, Henry reported on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while covering the campaign trail and making national headlines for his questioning during a news conference. Throughout his tenure at FNC, Henry has covered all major news stories involving President Barack Obama and his administration as FNC’s chief White House correspondent.
Previously, he covered the 2013 government shutdown and the National Security Administration (NSA) leaks involving the former NSA government contractor Edward Snowden and the NSA’s wide-ranging surveillance activities, the 2012 presidential election where he was on the campaign trail with President Barack Obama and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th, 2012. Additionally, Henry has interviewed former President Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela’s legacy after his death in 2013 and former Israeli President Shimon Peres about Iran’s nuclear program. Henry served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from 2012-2013.
Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004-2011 where he served as the network’s senior White House correspondent and congressional correspondent. Additionally, he began his career working as a Senate correspondent at Roll Call for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson and later became a senior editor there. Henry also served as the chief political analyst for WMAL-AM (ABC) and a contributing editor at Washingtonian Magazine. Previously, he was a political analyst at C-SPAN and WUSA-TV (CBS 9).
The recipient of numerous journalism honors, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the White House Correspondents Association’s Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline in 2008.
Henry graduated from Sienna College with a B.A. in English.
We would like to ask those who read this post here on EdBoston.com to join with us as we pray for the memory of these brave heroes as well as comfort for their families and loved ones.
The Pentagon on Wednesday released the names of three servicemen killed a day earlier in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, age 29, of Lexington, Virginia; Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, age 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington; and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, age 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. died of injuries sustained in the attack in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni Province, southwest of the capital, Kabul.
You can read the complete story by clicking on this FoxNews.com link.
Watch this classic footage of Schneider and Clark together on Hee Haw:
Schneider spent the past few months competing on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. He will return for the finale on Monday, November 19 to perform his latest single (“Walk A Mile In My Shoes”) live.
About John Schneider:
John Schneider’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of “Bo Duke” on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and “Jim Cryer” on his current OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots – the #1 primetime series on cable on Tuesday nights.
Schneider is also a celebrated country music artist with 10 albums to his credits and 4 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. This year, he launched an ambitious 52-song project, The Odyssey, releasing a song a week throughout 2018. In addition, he will drop a Greatest Hits album and Christmas EP before year’s end.
It’s also worth noting that John co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network – a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues. Founded in 1983, they have raised more than $4.7 billion dollars, which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.
For more information, download the free John Schneider App or visit the official website at JohnSchneiderStudios.co
More on Roy Clark from our friend Trevor Decker.
Roy Clark, the legendary ‘superpicker’, GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed ‘Hee Haw’ television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.
Roy Clark’s decade-defying success could be summed up in one word — sincerity. Sure, he was one of the world’s finest multi-instrumentalists, and one of the first cross-over artists to land singles on both the pop and country charts. He was the pioneer who turned Branson, Mo., into the live music capital of the world (the Ozark town today boasts more seats than Broadway). And his talents turned Hee Haw into the longest-running syndicated show in television history.
Read the complete post here: https://trevordecker.com/2018/11/15/country-music-icon-roy-clark-dies-85/
A young woman who was shot and killed during an attack at a Tennessee Waffle House died singing a gospel song, the restaurant’s CEO said on Saturday. Walt Ehmer recounted during the funeral service for 21-year-old DeEbony Groves what one survivor told him happened during the morning of the attack.
‘We went and visited with the survivors, and they talked about the people who were in that restaurant before what happened happened, and specifically remembered your daughter,’ Ehmer told mourners. ‘And (they) spoke of your daughter and her friend, and said they were singing gospel songs. And everybody was singing and enjoying each other and she said, “The last thing I remember her saying was, singing Jesus Loves Me.”’