OPINION | Phil Paleologos: Correspondence From Childhood Heroes Means the World
Who were some of the famous people you admired as a kid? Musicians, TV or movie stars, athletes? You know, your heroes!
I was looking through my scrap book from the 1960's and happened upon a letter addressed to me from my then news hero, Walter Cronkite.
I don't remember exactly what I said in the letter I sent him, but it must have been along the lines that I was interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. The personalized reply was heartwarming and encouraging, signed "Walter Cronkite, Anchorman, CBS Evening News."
I remember how thrilled I was to get it!
I pasted the envelope next to the letter, and it has remained there, pressed between the pages both of my scrapbook and of my mind.
Do you have any charming letters, cards or autographed photos from your childhood heroes stashed away? If so, from whom?
Snap a photo of it and post it in the comments under this story on our WBSM Facebook page, or just write about it and leave it for all of us to enjoy.
It will revive some childhood memories that haven't been visited in a long time! Your exchange will provide a look into that window of memories between pinup and fans.
And thanks for sharing your anecdote about mail from your idol.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.