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Sketch Danny Thomas

I have always loved comedy, and comedians, but I admire Danny Thomas both for this, and a far bigger reason. We know it as St. Jude Hospital, a hospital he built to keep a promise, and that has helped I don’t know how many people. His daughter, the actress Margo Thomas has continued his legacy.

He sent her a gift once, I think it was during her first play. It was a box that flowers come in, and I think he sent roses too, but in it was a set of horse blinders. These are what they put on a horse in a race to keep them from being distracted by the other horses. His card read “Run your own race kid”, if memory serves. A wonderful gift from a loving Dad, and a man who had a huge heart for others.

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