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14-05-2012, 10:09 AM
Jesse's journey
Jesse's journey









Let me tell you, Jesse hated this job. And you would too, I imagine, if you had to do it.



Jesse was a chicken plucker. That's right. He stood on a line in a
chicken factory and spent his days Pulling the feathers off dead
chickens so the rest of us wouldn't have to.



It wasn't much of a job. But at the time, Jesse didn't think he was much
of a person. His father was a brute of a man and treated Jesse rough
all of his life. His older brother wasn't much better. He was always
picking on Jesse and beating him up.



West Virginia. Life was anything but easy and he thought life didn't
hold much hope for him, which is why he was standing in this chicken
line,



In addition to all the rough treatment at home, Jesse was always sick.
Sometimes it was real, but way too often it was all in his head. He was a
small child, skinny and meek which didn't help the situation any.



When he started to school, he was the object of every bully on the
playground. He was a hypochondriac of the first order, and tomorrow
wasnt always something to be looked forward to But, he had dreams.



He wanted to be a ventriloquist. He found books on ventriloquism. He
practiced with sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until he
could get a real ventriloquist dummy.



When he got old enough, he joined the military. and even though many of
his hypochondriac symptoms persisted, the military did recognize his
talents and put him in the entertainment corp. That was when his world
changed. he gained confidence.



He found that he had a talent for making people laugh, and laugh so hard
they often had tears in their eyes. Yes, little Jesse had found
himself.



You know, folks, the history books are full of people who overcame a
handicap to go on and make a success of themselves, but Jesse is one of
the few I know of who didn't overcome it. Instead he used his paranoia
to make a million dollars, and become one of the best-loved characters
of all time in doing it!



Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred his nervousness
into a successful career, still holds the record for the most Emmy's
given in a single category.



The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian who brought us



Barney Fife was Jesse Don Knotts.
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14-05-2012, 07:35 PM
RE: Jesse's journey
An excellent way to live! Turn your weakness into strength. If you're finding it difficult, Girly can also vouch that the military is very efficient and effective at helping you. ... Didn't know he was a chicken plucker. ... That was better than Wellbutrin, thanks justmetoo. Thumbsup

"He saw poignancy in people's pride and pain and he turned it into something endearing and hilarious." - Francey Yarborough's epitaph

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As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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