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peter prip
, Rhode Island
Joined: April 04, 2003
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 936
Comments:
I used to lie on my bed in the dark......... in my cabin on Eggemogin Reach, Deer Island maine and marvel at the simple tales of life told so poetically so beautifully by mr Shepherd. In an effort to find the Maine public radio signal I once climbed far up a birch tree with the copper antenna wire, attached at the other end to my radio.
Sharon Lamond
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Joined: December 10, 2004
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1374
Comments:
My husband introduced me to Mr. Shepherd 32 years ago, and I haven't stopped laughing since! We've cherished all the stories heard over the radio and the films on our PBS station. The only thing we get upset over is that we never see these stories anymore...I don't know the names of them, but I've always remembered parts of them...i.e., the story about the 4th of July when a firework destroys the porch of a grumpy neighbor....the story of a dance at a Polish church. Are any of these available on VHS/DVD? We'd love to purchase them. Of course, the Christmas Story is watched by us at least 5 times every Christmas....My daughter, who is now 28, is also hooked on Jean....Will he be doing anymore PBS specials?? Please notify me of the above answers. Long Live Jean Shepherd!!!!!
michael markrush
foster, Rhode Island
Joined: June 18, 2012
Shep fan since: 2010
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2904
Comments:
great storyteller.i love his stories about cars and machines and growing up in a steel town.
Kevin Carty
Jamestown, Rhode Island
Joined: December 03, 2003
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1108
Comments:
Keep up the good work.
Edna and Jim Bartram
Middletown, Rhode Island
Joined: January 10, 2004
Shep fan since: 1954
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1196
Comments:
We used to listen to Shep on WOR. We are fellow radio amateurs: Edna is WA1WKK, Jim is W1PDL. Edna actually talked to Shep once on 2-meters, while we were driving through Maine.
Woody Carland
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Joined: November 20, 2004
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1348
Comments:
You folks are so great to build this site, as a rich resource and wonderful testimony to a great humorist, who eventually used almost every form of media available, to give us his unique, intimate and hilarious perspective on American life. I've enjoyed reliving those radio shows through your site and am eternally grateful. My memories of listening to him, during the adolescent period of my life and then beyond, brings heartfelt tears of nostalgia to my eyes. For those true Shep fans, my older Brother and Sister of whom are included, there was a special spark or element,in the delivery and content of his stories, which defied description. I looked forward to listening to Shep, while I was supposed to be sleeping. Under the sheet, with my cherished transistor radio, I was transfixed, as were all of the other fans and would stifel my laughter, so my parents would not no I was still awake. I went on to read his articles and books, watched the PBS TV movies, the Christmas Story film. As a kid, he was Ralph, you, me, all wrapped into one. As an adult, he was the funny old Uncle who took you fishing. Even though this Uncle was imaginary, he was real after all, because of Jean's and our imaginations. God bless his soul and memory Woody Carland
mike Tuohy
Newport, Rhode Island
Joined: May 04, 2004
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1245
Comments:
This site has allowed me to go back and recapture a cherished era of my formative past . I find myself often alluding to things such as the opening of the "Milling Season", where we were all supposed to go and congregate in Washington Square Park and mill around . Do you remember the exact date? When did Shep appear in "A Thousand Clowns",as uncle Murray ?
Edmund O'Connell
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Joined: September 11, 2004
Shep fan since: 1953
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1310
Comments:
I was this kid, see. A nerdy seventh grader who just moved to suburban New Jersey and I meet this other kid in the neighborhood, Jim Webb, and Webb keep saying, "Shep says...", and I try to act like I know who Shep is and finally I ask and he says "Radio show", and, of course, in my house we have one radio, the size of the icebox, and the Old Man is the only one allowed to touch it. So that's how come I built my own crystal set, to listen to Shep, and why I ended up an engineer and a lifelong admirer of Shepherd. I remember in the late fifties sometime, when he was talking about how the "street" in the village was changing. He said that it used to be that you learned something, you did it, you had some experiences, and then you were what you became: cowboy, sailor, merchant prince.. but what he was seeing on the street was that people were beginning to skip all the preliminaries and just dress and act *as if* they were someone with the experiences. A few years later I realized Shep had caught the dim leading edge of the Sixties and held it up to the light just as it was beginning. I listened to Shepherd at every opportunity until I moved too many times and radio changed; I read all his stuff (good and bad and mediocre); I saw him at the Limelight a couple of times, and mourn his absence from the world. Excelsior!
Nancy Murphy
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Joined: June 23, 2004
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1268
Comments:
Please make The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters available for purchase or rent. I would like my children to see that movie. Or please show it on WGBH several times during the summer so as to allow people with different schedules to see it. Also, advertise its showing.
John J Stevens
Warren, Rhode Island
Joined: August 13, 2009
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 2874
Comments:
I found my dad, Hank Stevens, watching Jean on PBS (Public TV) out of Boston, MA. I'm not sure if it was Great American Dream Machine or Jean Shepherd's America. Shep's America was a weekly father and son ritual. He introduced me to lots of the old greats. In fact, he read short stories from Shep, Goldstein, and many other contributors to Playboy to us as we were teenagers sitting around a campfire out in the yard. He had us in stitches on that old stuff. I've never stopped watching or listening to Jean. I have read three of his most noted books. Great for some "thinkin' about it" and some good input from a completely different direction! LOL The man. rightfully so, lives on in the hearts of millions. John Age 54
Rick Barry
Warwick, Rhode Island
Joined: February 03, 2006
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1620
Comments:
I learned of Jean Shepherd from the PBS broadcst of Jean Shepherd's America in the mid 70s.
Terry P. Crandall
Westerly, Rhode Island
Joined: August 25, 2000
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 167