Red Skelton’s commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance mug
As a schoolboy, one of  Red Skelton’s  teachers explained the words and meaning of the  Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. It is followed by an observation of his own. From  The Red Skelton Hour, CBS TV,...
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Red Skelton’s Farewell

Red Skelton, laughing, when he was older
The time has come to say good night, My how time does fly. We €™ve had a laugh, perhaps a tear, and now we hear good-bye. I really hate to say good night, for times like these are few. I wish
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Red Skelton biography

Red Skelton Unreleased -Collector's Edition - select shows from 1959-1962 - Timeless media group - 4 DVD set
Biography of Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) “If some day you’re not feeling well, you should remember some little thing I have said or done and if it brings a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart then my purpose as...
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The banning of the Pledge of Allegiance

Back in 1969,  Red Skelton on his television show presented the  Pledge of Allegiance, as he’d been taught it in the fourth grade by his teacher, a Mr. Laswell. It’s a powerful presentation, and I urge you to follow the text link above and read it for yourself or...
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Red Skelton, father of 7-pound daughter

(the birth announcement of Red Skelton's daughter, Valentina, originally published in The Meriden Daily Journal on May 6, 1947)
(the birth announcement of Red Skelton’s daughter, Valentina, originally published in The Meriden Daily Journal on May 6, 1947) Santa Monica, Calif. May 5. (AP) Mrs. Red Skelton, wife of the comedian, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces at St. John’s Hospital Monday....
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Leave Arm in Arm

Redna Rancho is Home; Sweet Home for Red Skelton and wife; Edna. They met when Red played a theatre where Edna was cashier.
Leave Arm in Arm – Red Skelton, ex-Wife, Still Together After Court Gives Divorce (originally printed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 12, 1943) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 – Edna Marie Skelton on Thursday divorced Richard (Red) Skelton, the comedian, and then left the Hall of Justice on the...
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