Monthly Archives: November 2017

Jim Nabors

Rest in peace, Jim Nabors.

You were part of my childhood, as Gomer Pyle.

I remember watching television as your show was in re-runs after school.  I was perhaps 10 when the “Impossible Dream” episode played.

I cried.

And for years I’ve used this video clip in classes and in voice lessons.

Today, I cry again.  Your rendition of “The Impossible Dream,” with the USMC Band on stage at Constitution Hall, has never been bettered.

Lily Riffle

I finally got to meet great-niece Lily Riffle on Thanksgiving day.

She’s a heart-stealer.  Six months old next week.  Cute as a bug.  Pretty quiet too.

And from my own camera: