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Kingspoint
05-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Linkletter was born Arthur Gordon Kelly on July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His unwed mother put him up for adoption when he was a baby; when he was about 7, he and his adoptive parents moved to the U.S., eventually settling in San Diego.

He recalled his preacher-father forced him to take odd jobs to help the family. So Linkletter left and became a hobo, hopping trains across the West, working where he could.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100526/ap_on_en_tv/us_obit_art_linkletter

http://my.bubbajunk.com/video/107/Kids-say-the-darndest-things.aspx

RichRed
05-26-2010, 06:20 PM
[I]Linkletter was born Arthur Gordon Kelly on July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His unwed mother put him up for adoption when he was a baby; when he was about 7, he and his adoptive parents moved to the U.S., eventually settling in San Diego.


That's a lucky break, at least climate-wise.

RIP, Mr. Linkletter.

westofyou
05-26-2010, 06:28 PM
His unwed mother put him up for adoption when he was a baby


My Great Grandmother got remarried when my Great Grandfather died, she put me grandfather and his brothers in an orphange and moved on.

Life was different beast then