The Great Gildersleeve: Christmas Eve Program / New Year’s Eve / Gildy Is Sued

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The Great Gildersleeve (1941–1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history’s earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show’s popularity.

On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary’s Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. “You’re a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!” became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of “Gildersleeve’s Diary” on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940).

He soon became so popular that Kraft Foods—looking primarily to promote its Parkay margarine spread — sponsored a new series with Peary’s Gildersleeve as the central, slightly softened and slightly befuddled focus of a lively new family.

Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees’ Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law’s estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings’ children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company (“If you want a better corset, of course, it’s a Gildersleeve”) and then for the bulk of the show’s run, serving as Summerfield’s water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve’s now slightly understated pomposity.

Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).

The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

Russian faithful allowed Corpus Christi procession after 95 years

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This year, Pope Francis led his first procession through Rome. A few days later, history was being made thousands of miles away, in the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia. .


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“The Fifth Little Girl”: Birmingham Church Bombing Survivor Still Seeks Compensation 50 Years On

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– Fifty years ago this week, four young girls — Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins — were killed when the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing came less than a month after the landmark March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Hundreds gathered in the nation’s capital last week to honor their memory when lawmakers posthumously awarded the girls the Congressional Gold Medal. We’re joined by Addie Mae’s sister, Sarah Collins Rudolph, who is often referred to as the bombing’s “fifth victim.” Just 12 years old when the church was attacked, Collins Rudolph was hit with shards of glass, lost an eye and was hospitalized for months. Today, she continues to live in Birmingham, suffering from the physical, mental and emotional effects of the bombing. She says she has yet to receive any compensation.

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PART 1, THE EARLY YEARS, History of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, by Sam Wallwork

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PART ONE, History of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, THE EARLY YEARS

This series is one video separated into segments for the sake of downloading. It includes priceless interviews with early church members of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk (Virginia), documenting the experiences, faith, and timeline for the church and its ministries in the early (post WW2) Norfolk days to the present. Recording this was the brainchild and talent of Sam Wallwork, Senior editor at CBN in Va, Beach, Va and coordinated through the church with Pastors Richard Hardison and Kenny Bryant. WE THANK YOU SAM!

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Part 1 includes interviews and photos with Laura Rouse Hill (Mrs. Eddie), Helena Garrick (Mrs. Gene) , Mary Alice (Lolly) Dunlap (Mrs. John), Bob Diehl (Robert), Curt Kenny, Dot Crane (Mrs. Dempsey), and Lois Crawley (Mrs. Ernest) describing the very earliest years of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk and its vision.
God prepared young TAB Members as early as 1941 through Dr. Jimmy Johnson and his establishment of the Fellowship Club. Visionary Pastor John Dunlap and his wife, Lolly, came in 1944 to a very small Tabernacle Church and stayed until his death in 1980. He saw the purpose of the church was to reach the ends of the earth with God’s Word, to know Christ and to make Him known. He knew how to share that vision with members, then capture members’ own reflections and return that shared vision with the congregation. Scholarly Associate Pastor Gene Garrick came to assist with Norfolk Christian Schools, and he held both academic, scholarly and pulpit ministries until his death. Mrs. Garrick thinks of Tab Church as {T.A.B}: T: [T]o know Him and to make Him known, A: [A]rmy, not a cult, but an Army of Believers with their own abilities and interests, and [B]: Tab is a Building ministry, affirming each other in the Lord and building each other up.

Trying Times That Test Our Faith – Pastor Bruce Goddard – Wednesday Evening, June 6, 2018

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Houston’s Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 54 years and it’s very own miracle

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On Sunday March 23rd it may have been a dreary and rainy day outside, but the sun was brightly shining inside the sanctuary of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. It was the church’s 54th Anniversary Celebration.

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No Human Has Lived Past 120 Years Therefore God | Markus – Memphis, TN | Atheist Experience 22.13

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First Sunday (Revival Temple’s New Years Day Service 01-01-2012)

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50 years after 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Birmingham

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The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The racially motivated explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Joshua Generation Outreach Church New Years Service 2015!

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