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7/29/2015


Peg Lynch - A Video Tribute

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Television — Charlie Summers @ 4:06 pm

We spent Tuesday afternoon laughing.

Kate and I have been looking at video footage of Peg Lynch, performing, chatting, and otherwise entertaining from various conventions around the country. I come away from this with the realization that the woman doesn’t appear to be able to tell a bad story, or a story badly. Indeed, I’m going to be hard-pressed to choose what we’re going to run on next week’s SummersTime to honor her…we watched the footage and laughed most of the afternoon. Kate was even able to find the performance recording of Ethel and Albert with Bob Dryden as Albert from the 1995 Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, as well as video with Jess Cain and Arthur Anderson performing Albert.

Here, from the final Cincinnati Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention in 2012, with our thanks to Chairman Bob Burchett, is Peg Lynch; first telling a story about receiving an interesting letter from a fan, and then performing one of her classic Ethel and Albert scripts with Bob Hastings as Albert.

Thank you, Peg.

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7/28/2015


A “Tail” of Two Pigeons…

Filed under: General — Charlie Summers @ 1:36 am
When there were three; having a snack in our driveway

This is one of the stranger blog entries I’ve ever written, because it is the story of how three pigeons (now down to two) adopted the cul-de-sac where I live, and for a time the front of my house, as their home.

One day, while minding our own business, there suddenly appeared three pigeons in our driveway. They strutted around as if they owned the place, and while skittish if we got too close, they clearly weren’t terribly afraid of humans. My daughter, softie that she is, went into the house, got some bird seed, and sprinkled it around.

By the next day, she was looking like a farmer woman with chickens - every time she’d leave the house, the pigeons would swarm around her, making small cooing noises until she fed them. It was a little strange…she had suddenly acquired three new pets. Scratch that…we acquired new pets. As you can see in the video below, Mrs. Charlie was drafted into serving meals to the little guys as well!

This wasn’t a real issue until they decided to make a brick ledge by my front door into a roosting place. Understand, I was becoming attracted to the silly things too (more on why in a minute), but my idea of a good time was not having pigeon droppings on my front porch, so I temporarily placed some wood and cardboard to make a slope at that ledge, discouraging them from making that their overnight spot.
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7/27/2015


Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Television — Charlie Summers @ 3:52 pm

From The New York Times: Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98

Thank heavens Kate got to meet this amazing woman. I will be posting a tribute later this week with some video and such, as soon as I get a few permissions and the clips together.

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