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A Work of Art

Art Linkletter died this past week.

I grew up watching Art interview children on his show.  “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” was a favorite segment for almost everyone.  I was a kid.  When the adults were laughing I had no idea what they were laughing about.  But it was still funny to see “Uncle Art” making faces and asking the kids probing questions.

Once asked about his age he replied “I’m at the age where when I drop something and pick it up I ask myself ‘is there anything else I need to pick up while I’m down here’?”

The world is a poorer place without Art Linkletter.  Those of us who had our lives touched by him are richer.

Art, your thread is woven into the tapestry of a lot of lives.  Thank you.

From a kid, who is now Tucson tired, but still kicking and beginning to ask when he drops something “Is there anything else I need while I’m down here?”

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