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RUTH THOMPSON
CATLETTSBURG, Kentucky
Joined: March 22, 2004
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 839
Comments:
would love to find his movies Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven Of Bliss and the other movies about Ralphie I love his movie Christmas Story and My Summer Story they are so hard to find and when you do they are going for over 50dollars for them are there any way to get the movie RE release would love to have a collection of them .......
Jess P
Covington, Kentucky
Joined: December 25, 2005
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1572
Comments:
I've been a Shep devotee since becoming addicted to 'The Christmas Story' movie. I salute TBS for the 24hr Xmas annual marathon. The Cincinnati Enquirer did a great story on him for the holidays. He actually lived in Covington!!
Dan Dougherty
Erlanger, Kentucky
Joined: July 15, 2001
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 640
Matt Forman
Florence, Kentucky
Joined: December 26, 2006
Shep fan since: 1999
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1886
Comments:
Great job in "The Christmas Story" wish there were more!
J. Robert Keeler
Hixson, Kentucky
Joined: December 30, 2005
Shep fan since: 1949
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1584
Comments:
I worked briefly with Shep at WKRC radio in 1949 and listened to him regularly when he had the all night program on WLW sponsored by American Airlines. Somehow I seem to recall that American Airlines sponsored him on all-night radio to use the signal for navigation. Prior to that the clear channel stations would sign-off at about 1:00 A.M. I still enjoy Shep's style and works!!
Gary & Debbie Marsh
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Joined: June 23, 2003
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 993
Comments:
Your site is an answer to the prayers of us who can't get enough of Shep.
Lee Adams
Louisville, Kentucky
Joined: December 30, 2000
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 379
Ed Goldstein
Louisville, Kentucky
Joined: June 01, 2001
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 590
Tommy Borders
Louisville, Kentucky
Joined: January 07, 2006
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1598
Comments:
My life so closely parallels Ralph Parker that it is scary. "A Christmas Story" is like my autobiography. REALLY I guess that his gift was (among other things) that he could make many people feel the same. I was born in 1948 and had three brothers. I was the oldest. My Dad was a constant beer drinker. Mom was the selfless Earth Mother. My brothers ran the gamut. Randy was in there. We had many used cars, little enough money, Mom cooked meatloaf or Fischers Garlic Franks with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes VERY frequently. A Christmas for us was the real Christmas Story in Louisville, Kentucky. The store was Sears and Roebuck on Broadway and their window was the event of the year. And Christmas shopping inside was just like Ralphies Goldblatts. One year I wanted a BB gun and got it (it was a Daisy); along with a Gilbert Chemistry Set, et al. And I leaned about ricochets just like he did. Caught one right in the cheek. (I didnt where glasses). And I had the animal unleashed scheme with the bully. I was so out of my head, I remember nothing about it. Mom tells me the story of the whole neighborhood trying to drag me off of Stevie while I was yelling obscenities. My Dad was a world famous user of profanities. Wasnt much Furnace Fighting to be done then. Everyone had natural gas by then, though we did have the coal bin. He was a most feared Automobile Fighter. My Dads cars had once been new, but there was little evidence of this. He had no allegiance to any one brand. We had a Buick, Mercury, Ford, Plymouth, Chrysler, Crosley, Lincoln, Henry J and a Kaiser, and they all required their regular sacrificial knuckle busting, accompanied with much slamming, banging and cursing. We had TV most of my childhood but I do remember Gunsmoke on the radio by William Conrad who would later narrate my favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle shows. And if you ever read "County Fair" in the book "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories", I also did the amusment ride Barf-o-Rama with my daughter at the Kentucky State Fair. I have all of Sheps books and A Christmas Story. I would love to get my hands on the the other videos he produced. I caught the one with Matt Dillon once on TV. Jean Shepherd chronicled my life. I was introduced to him in the pages of Playboy and followed his writing ever since. I had no idea of his success in radio until recently. He makes nostalgia fun and helps me to remember my childhood fondly. May he forever be getting off incredible hip shots saving the world from Black Bart.
P. Kent Cooper
Louisville (formerly, Glen Ridge, NJ), Kentucky
Joined: November 16, 2000
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 292
Tony Safina
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Joined: February 20, 2005
Shep fan since: 1978
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1438
Comments:
Jean Shepherd and Joe Frank are the two most entertaining radio monologists I have ever heard.