Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Farewell, David Nelson
I mourn the loss of shows like The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett, where children treated their parents with respect and always did the right thing. It was a model for which young people could aspire. Although I later realized how unrealistic the show was, and what mediocre actors they were, at the time I thought they were great.
Especially David and Ricky.
As most everyone knows, Ricky went on to become a famous rock & roll singer. I loved Poor Little Fool. But David was my favorite. I thought he was much more handsome than Ricky, and he had such a sweet way about him. (When he appeared on screen, I swooned!)
David, the last remaining member of the Nelson family, died yesterday.
Farewell, David. Thanks for the memories.
All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley