A number of readers emailed me about this story on the passing Sunday of Fred Thompson. I agree, it’s worth a read.
But for me, his passing is a personal blow. I had the privilege of working for Fred Thompson back in 2009-2010 when he had a nationally syndicated radio show on Westwood One. They paid me money to listen to his show every day and keep the show’s website updated.
Best job I ever had.
I never talked to Fred on the phone, but I did exchange emails with him from time to time. And there were even a few precious occasions when, during a show, I’d email him something that I hoped was funny, and he’d read it on the air and actually laugh out loud.
Yeah, I made Fred Thompson laugh. And that thought makes me flush with joy.
I will miss him. He was a good man.
Anyway, I’m taking this a little harder than I thought I would, so I’m gonna sit out posting for the rest of the day.
Meanwhile, these four things:
1) Frank J’s Fred Thompson Facts (which Fred both knew about and loved)
2) Some videos I made from the Lightning Round segment of Fred’s radio show
3) Fred leaves behind a widow and two young children. If you’ve ever considered buying Fred’s memoir, “Teaching the Pig to Dance“, now would be a good time.
4) Fred used to refuse to criticize the recently dead, saying “when God puts his hand on a man, I take my hand off”. Go ahead & say something nice about Fred in the comments.