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.