Friday, January 23, 2004


I heard on the radio on the way home from the hospital this morning that Bob Keeshan has died. He was a fixture of the very early years of my life.

I graduated from Howdy Doody to Captain Kangaroo and became a solid member of the first television fixated generation.

I remember Mister Moose, knock knock jokes, Mr. Greenjeans, Lariat Sam and Tom Terrific.

The memories flood back of times and people long gone. Good memories.

Captain Kangaroo's Treasure House is still alive in me.

That's nice to know.

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won