Hopalong Larry

Larry talks about his latest stay in the hospital and confesses his adoration for cowboy film legend Hopalong Cassidy. On Poetry Corner, he recites “Life” by Charlotte Bronte

Quote Of The Week: “I’d give out two or three hundred drinks for free.”


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Show Credits

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Dr. Chris Laxamana

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4 Responses to “Hopalong Larry”

  1. Rocco Arcieri
    2014/07/09 at 4:18 pm #

    Musical question:

    If God is all powerful , can He make a rock so big he can’t lift it?

  2. Steve Steinberg
    2014/07/15 at 7:57 am #

    While I enjoyed Roy Rogers (and Dale and Pat and Nellybelle) and Gene Autry, I was a total Hoppy-head as a kid in the ’50s. I grew up in NYC and got a complete Hopalong outfit for my 7th birthday in 1954. This included black Hoppy pants, a black Hoppy hat, black Hoppy Pullover shirt, bandanna and best of all, the pewter bandanna clasp in the shape of a Texas longhorn steer, complete with two jugular piercing horns that were as safe as a bag of broken glass…but hey, back in those days, we played on asphalt-surfaced playgrounds, swinging from iron monkeybars. I loved everything about Hoppy…his voice, what he stood for and my father took me to Madison Square Garden to see the rodeo, with Grand Marshall Bill Boyd! I wore my Hoppy outfit, as did about 10,000 other kids. If any of us had gotten lost, it would have been like looking for a penguin in the flock.

  3. Terry
    2014/07/21 at 11:22 am #

    I ruined my Hopalong Cassidy lunchbox years ago but I still have my Hopalong Cassidy thermos sitting on my office desk.

  4. Amy Kassak Bentley
    2014/09/30 at 8:14 pm #

    I had a Dale Evans trike. Brother Jonny had the Roy Rogers model. Sweet childhoods in VS. Thanks for the memories.

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