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teaberryeagle 05-26-2012 01:55 PM

West Virginian's, did you know this??......a true story.
 
This is too long for one posting, so I'm making it two......just read
both of them for the whole story.......thanks!

Have you already guessed who this is??????

Subject: JESSE


A true Short Bio


A DREAMER AND HIS DREAM


Let me tell you, Jesse hated this job. And you would too,

I imagine, if you had to do it.

Jesse was a chicken plucker. That's right.

He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days

Pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us

Wouldn't have to.

It wasn't much of a job. But at the time,


Jesse didn't think he was much of a person.


His father was a brute of a man.


His dad was actually thought to be mentally ill


And treated Jesse rough all of his life.


Jesse's older brother wasn't much better.


He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.


Yes, Jesse grew up in a very rough home in West Virginia.



Life was anything but easy.


And he thought life didn't hold much hope for him.


That's why he was standing in this chicken line,


Doing a job that darn few people wanted.


In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems


That Jesse was always sick. Sometimes it was real


Physical illness, but way too often it was all in his head.


He was a small child, skinny and meek.


That sure didn't help the situation any.


When he started to school, he was the object of every



Bully on the playground.


He was a hypochondriac of the first order.


For Jesse, tomorrow was not always something to be


Looked forward to.




But, he had dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist.


He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with


Sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until


He could get a real ventriloquist dummy.






































































teaberryeagle 05-26-2012 01:56 PM

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When he got old enough, he joined the military.

And even though many of his hypochondriac symptoms

Persisted, the military did recognize his talents and

Put him in the entertainment corp.

That was when his world changed.

He gained confidence.


He found that he had a talent for making people laugh,


And laugh so hard they often had tears in their eyes.


Yes, little Jesse had found himself.


You know, folks, the history books are full of people


Who overcame a handicap to go on and make a success


Of themselves, but Jesse is one of the few I know of


Who didn't overcome it. Instead he used his paranoia


To make a million dollars, and become one of


The best-loved characters of all time in doing it!


Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred


His nervousness into a successful career, still holds the


Record for the most Emmy's given in a single category.


The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian


Who brought us





Barney Fife





Was



Jesse Don Knotts.


NOW YOU KNOW, "THE REST OF THE STORY"

There is a street named for him and his statue in

Morgantown, West Virginia,

his place of birth.

teaberryeagle 05-28-2012 02:15 PM

Here's another true story....this link is one of the ones I posted under "Ghost Stories"...:D

https://www.appalachianhistory.net/20...ier-ghost.html


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