What would God want with a dead dog?
A Canadian immigrant, Linkletter was an orphan, adopted by “a one-legged preacher.” He left home at 17 and bummed around America as a hobo —”a great way to see this great country,” he noted.
He went on to become one of the most famous voices on radio in the 1930s, successfully making the transition to television in the 1950s. As Stephen Moore noted in this week’s Wall Street Journal, the most enduring of his hit TV shows was “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”
One of Linkletter’s personal favorites was the comment of a 7-year-old boy whose dog had recently died.
“Don’t be sad because your dog is up in heaven with God,” Linkletter said, attempting to appease the youngster.
“Mr. Linkletter,” the boy responded, “what would God want with a dead dog?”
Posted by John Woestendiek May 29th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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