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Jay Burnham May 7, 2013 at 11:19 am
Irreplaceable as a friend and local personality.
Jennifer Flynn June 3, 2013 at 11:25 am
I loved interviewing him for MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR. A fascinating guy! I will miss seeing him aroundRead More 300 main.
Jennifer Flynn June 3, 2013 at 11:26 am
http://hamilton-wenham.patch.com/articles/meet-your-neighbor-9c4c16b8
Chip Denton February 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Bill was cut from a different piece of cloth, I would like to be thought of and remembered the wayRead More he will be. Chip Denton
Peter Nichols February 15, 2013 at 11:30 am
Bill was my Litle League coach one season and I'll never forget him.What a kind, humble, thoughtfulRead More and decent man he was, with an always sunny disposition. He had so much going for himself: good looks, intelligence,athletic prowess, and business success, none of which went to his head. Good on yer, Mr. Whelan. Sorry to see you go.
Thomas Kenny March 12, 2013 at 05:19 pm
Most Bummed that I am just finding this out today. Mr Whelan was a jolly gentleman. My prayers areRead More with his Family. Red from Myopia
Saber Walsh January 11, 2013 at 03:14 pm
How many kids today lack the kind of plain, good TV that we had while growing up? Rex and Sgt BillyRead More were regular guests in our house, and it was such a simple yet great time to be growing up here. Can anybody think of a kid's show today that entertains and shows respect and values? Me, neither. God rest this man.
David McGeney January 11, 2013 at 05:34 pm
I was there as were hundreds of others to see it. Rex even brought his horse Goldrush. He did aRead More few cowboy tricks with his lasso and whip. He even shot off his gun (blanks of course). I'm pretty sure his visit was part of Peabody's Golden Jubilee Celebration. Perhaps someone out there can confirm or correct that.
Kathleen Malloy February 7, 2013 at 08:04 pm
I'm a commercial hair and makeup artist and about 15 years ago I was teaching a makeup class at anRead More acting school to a bunch of teenagers. It was a weekend workshop so the kids had back to back classes scheduled on various subjects. As I packed my stuff to leave the teacher for the next class walked in and I couldn’t believe it was Rex Trailer! I spent so many happy hours watching Boomtown when I was a kid and to me he was an icon. I was so excited I gushed "Oh my God it’s Rex Trailer!" I told him how much his show meant to me and how honored I was to be teaching at a workshop he was also teaching. He was very gracious and thanked me and it didn’t seem to bother him at all that the teenagers in the workshop looked at me like I was crazy and had no idea who he was or how lucky they were to have an acting class with this TV legend. I enjoyed telling all my friends and family who loved him as much as I did about it though. Working in this industry I’ve met many celebrities I looked forward to meeting and all too often the person doesn’t live up to the legend but in his case he sure did. He was as warm and kind in person as he had always appeared to be on his TV show and that really meant a lot to me. God bless you Rex and thanks for all the wonderful memories!
Jay Burnham October 28, 2012 at 10:02 am
Bridgit always displayed a positive image, even as she was experiencing a life or death illness andRead More she was indeed passionate about animals and was an adoring mother to Danica. We will miss her here in Hamilton.
Paul E. Keith August 2, 2012 at 03:52 pm
Trying to remain civil... Mr. Cathy certainly has a right to express his views, regardless of whatRead More anyone else may think of them, as do the protesters speaking against those views. I just don't think it at all helpful either way. Your statement could just as easily be stated this way: "Somehow the arrogant, condescending and hypocritical 'Publicans don't. It's not about gay marriage, it is about equal protection under the law." As to building a business, you need to read the entire quote from the President, not just the edited segment ballyhooed by the Romney campaign. Heck, Romney said something very similar to the athletes in the Winter Olympics, i.e., they didn't get there on their own. They were coached and guided and given opportunities by others. That doesn't denigrate the real fact that they each worked hard to get where they were - just like any successful business person - but they didn't do it in a vacuum either. As far as "good food" goes, well I'll pass on that as I haven't eaten at any fast food joints in over 30 years. Personally I believe these places with their high calories and high fat & sodium content have done more to create the obesity epidemic we see in this country, the fattest nation on Earth by all accounts. But that has nothing to do with the topic - just picking up on yours - so I'm done.
Bill August 3, 2012 at 02:34 pm
Loved this show of support, which was actually a show of support for the constitutional right toRead More freedom of religion and speech. I support same sex marriage for the same reason I support the right of people to practice and express their religion - it is the freedom we should have an Americans. The thought of two thugish Mayors penalizing a private business for the owner's personal belief is an outrage and frankly, stupid. They both did it to pander to the PC crowd and the gay voting block. Cheap stunt that will come back to haunt them. You may not agree with Mr. Cathy (I don't) but you have to respect his beliefs and his right to express them. There is no evidence that the company has ever discriminated against anyone.
Paul E. Keith August 3, 2012 at 03:01 pm
Thank you, Bill. Thoughtful and appropriate, and that's coming from a member of the "gayRead More voting bloc" no less! I've never met the Mayor of Chicago, but in a past business life I had a number of meetings with Mayor Mumbles in Boston and although I wish he had just stayed out of it - not his place - I got to know him well enough that it didn't surprise me at all that he did. Gays, btw, aren't so much a "voting bloc" as a very diverse group of people, just like everyone else. Yes, we tend to lean away from the politicians who are just plain mean - like Bachmann, et. al. - but overall we are across the board. Thanks again for your comments. I'm impressed overall with the sane tone expressed by most who post on this Board, unlike so many that just devolve into ugly flame wars.
Karen Luxton June 7, 2012 at 03:00 pm
Mary was the very model of a generous soul and a happy spirit. Her courage over the past 2 1/2Read More years was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be remembered in many hearts for many years. I hope folks will take the opportunity to honor her memory with a gift to the scholarship fund in her name.
Barbara Locke June 7, 2012 at 04:43 pm
Mary always had a smile on her face, she was always so happy to see you. Her kindness and concernRead More for my daughter, Daisy knew no bounds. She kept a private stash of strawberry lollipops just for her, so Dasiy would never be disappointed. And she never was.
Trudy June 7, 2012 at 05:01 pm
Rest in Peace Mary. You will be missed.
Craig February 24, 2012 at 06:45 pm
Home heating oil prices are so high this winter. I couldn't imagine how much more I would have hadRead More to pay if we actually had a typical New England Winter. At least I was able to save a good amount of money by switching my dealer to smart click energy. Check them out www.smartclickenergy.com and they might be able to save you some money.
Lucy Frederiksen January 24, 2012 at 12:05 am
The WenhamCOA Swamp lecture and lunch is on Thursday, Jan.26. Not Wednesday.
Robert Gates (Editor) January 24, 2012 at 02:37 am
Lucy, You are correct. Event listing here: http://patch.com/E-ksDl It has been updated and correctedRead More above.
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