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  Thanks For The Memory



1903-2003

Thanks for the memory
Of sentimental verse
Nothing in my purse
And chuckles
When the preacher said
For better or for worse
How lovely it was

Thanks for the memory
Of Schubert's Serenade
Little things of jade
And traffic jams
And anagrams
And bills we never paid
How lovely it was

We who could laugh
over big things
Were parted by only
a slight thing
I wonder if we
did the right thing
Oh well that's life I guess
I love your dress
Do You
It's pretty

Thanks For the memory
Of faults that you forgave
Of rainbows on a wave
And stockings in the basin
When a fellow needs a shave
Thank you so much

Thanks for the memory
Of tinkling temple bells
Alma mater yells
And Cuban rum
And towels from
The very best hotels
Oh how lovely it was

Thanks for the memory
Of cushions on the floor
Hash with Dinty Moore
That pair of gay pajamas
That you bought
And never wore
"Say by the way
Whatever became of
those pajamas?"

We said goodbye with a highball
Then I got as high as a steeple
"Did you"
But we were intelligent people
No tears, no fuss
Hooray for us
Strictly entire nous,

Darling, how are you?
And how are all
Those little dreams
That never did come true?
Awfully glad I met you
Cheerio and toodle-oo
Thank you
Thank you so much

Thanks For The Memory

written by

Bob Hope & Shirley Ross

Over the years Bob changed the words in
"Thanks for the memories" to fit the times.
Here it is from 1999

Thanks for the Memory

Thanks for the memory
of forty years of fun
beneath the desert sun
in the Classic, that's a winner
never less than number one,
I thank you so much.
        
 

   Thanks for the memory
    of a week of fun each year
    that's brought me so much cheer;
    exchanging jokes
    with gallery folks
    who come from far and near,
    

I thank you so much.
    
    Many-a-star have we hosted
    and many pros we have boasted.
    my form and my scores
    have been roasted.
    We've withstood the test;
    been entertained by the best.
    
   

 So, thanks for the memory
    of golf with Ink, Bing and Dino,
    Ford, Palmer and Trevino;
    a walrus, shark and golden bear
        and the classic Ball extraordinaire,
  and especially for you and me
        what we've done for charity.
   

 I thank you. So much.

For those of you too young to remember
Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents!!!
And thanks for the memories............

I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR
FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
Tribute to a man who DID make a
difference:May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003

ON TURNING 70

'You still chase women, but only downhill'.

ON TURNING 80

'That's the time of your life when even
your birthday suit needs pressing.

'ON TURNING 90

'You know you're getting old when the
candles cost more than the cake.

'ON TURNING 100

'I don't feel old. In fact I don't
feel anything until noon .
Then it's time for my nap.'

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING

'I ruined my hands in the ring ...
the referee kept stepping on them.'

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR

'Welcome to the Academy Awards or,
as it's called at my home, 'Passover'.

'ON GOLF

'Golf is my profession.
Show business is just to pay the green fees.

'ON PRESIDENTS

'I have performed for 12 presidents
and entertained only six.

'ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER

'When I was born, the doctor said to my mother,
'Congratulations. You have an eight-pound ham'.

'ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL

'I feel very humble, but I think I have the
strength of character to fight it.

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY

'Four of us slept in the one bed.
When it got cold, mother threw on
another brother.

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS

'That's how I learned to dance.
Waiting for the bathroom'

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES

'I would not have had anything to eat
if it wasn't for the stuff the
audience threw at me.'

ON GOING TO HEAVEN

'I've done benefits for ALL religions.
I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.'