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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eulogy for Diz Finger

I was lucky enough to attend Jerome "Diz" Finger's memorial service yesterday, and talk to several great friends and relatives, but most appreciated hearing Jim Holland eulogize Dizzy Finger in Jimmy's complete package of a performance. A few tall tales, a few spritualisms, and mostly a respectful admiration of a great friend, relative and neighbor.

Jim centered his theme around Dizzy's resemblance to Archie Campbell, which may be one of the only eulogies ever to touch on that subject. Jim asked me to publish a video of a classic bit of Archie Campbell comedy, with a bow of the head to Jerome "Dizzy" Finger, this one titled "That's Good, No, That's Bad"

The service was inspiring and a profound. The Wapella Christian Church never looked better, and the Bible readings were apt stressing abidance and acceptance of what is permanent and what is transitory. The Wapella Christians are great ones for listing the verses in reference to the homily, providing context to the commentary, and giving me an opportunity to quiz our readers on one of my favorite verses.

What comic strip character was prone to quote 1 Corinthians 15:10 to explain his philosophy of life? No fair searching on the internet, you have to have this one memorized to win.


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JBP said...

Nogo on Pogo.

North of Wapella said...

Dunno about that verse, but Popeye would sometimes paraphrase 1 Tubers 15:10..."I yam what I yam."

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