On our first TV ever, my mom used to watch Jack do his daily show. So, I have been aware of him about 56 years. Seemed like a good guy. Just a few months ago, I saw him peddling something, a juicer, perhaps, on one of the channels that shows old TV series repeats. He still looked pretty good.
at age 41 proving it possible to escape from Alcatraz by swimming to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while wearing handcuffs; at 45, completing a thousand push-ups and a thousand chin-ups in an hour and twenty-two minutes with blisters under his calluses; at sixty, swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a thousand-pound boat, and at seventy, battling currents while handcuffed and shackled, towing seventy boats holding seventy people for a mile and a half across Long Beach Harbor.
Mon 24 Jan, 2011 04:53 pm
Well the dog does look happy...
Mon 24 Jan, 2011 07:39 pm
The ones that I wrote about previously were the one's on his show. The white German Shepherd was the main one and his name was Hap/Happy.
Yeah, King was Sargeant Preston's dog - I listened to it on radio..
I watched Jack LaLanne a time or two when I was a teen and we lived at my aunt's. I thought he was, er, nuts. Shows what I knew, as exercise has proven out as a good thing in general, where I was taught to never get overheated. (My mother and aunt used to go to Slenderella, where the machines did the jiggling.) In my memory, I have had him in there with Lawrence Welk and that guy who pushed yogurt (Gordon something?) and the nuts and seeds fellow. (No, not my brother in law). Now, of course, I like nuts and seeds and even eat yogurt.
Well, Rest in Peace, Jack, and thank you for being with us.