Saturday, February 28, 2009

Farewell, Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey, the great Paul Harvey, has died.

I will forever associate that comforting, unmistakable voice with first grade. Because every day at lunchtime, we would get out our lunches, and the teacher would get out the radio, tuning each noon to "The Rest of the Story."

Surprisingly, even at that age we got the appeal of Paul Harvey and realized he was something special. Not surprisingly, our teacher never had to tell us to pipe down and eat our lunches. That was probably his plan all along, come to think of it, but I surely thank him for it now.

Godspeed, Paul. We'll see you when we get there.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Haven't heard of Paul Harvey in ages. We're talking late 1970s and a little into the 80s. He may have been on KMJ AM in Fresno then, around the time Larry King, Bernard Meltzer and Bruce Williams were the big syndicated talk radio hosts on that station. --CI Photog

Splash said...

You could still catch him here and there. I read he inked a 10 year contract renewal in 2000 or 2001.