JESSE – An inspirational story…

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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An inspirational
story…..


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent: Wednesday,
March 28, 2012 8:15 AM

Subject: FW:
Jesse

 

A
true

Short
Bio

 

 

 

A DREAMER
AND HIS DREAM

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.
His dad was actually
thought to be mentally ill

And
treated Jesse rough all of his
life.

Jesse's older brother wasn't much
better.
He was always picking on Jesse and
beating him up.

Yes, Jesse
grew up in a very rough home in

West
Virginia. Life was anything but
easy.

And he
thought life didn't hold much hope for
him.
That's why he was standing in this
chicken line,

Doing a
job that darn few people wanted.

In
addition to all the rough treatment at home, it
seems

That Jesse
was always sick. Sometimes it was
real

Physical
illness, but way too often it was all in his
head.

He was a
small child, skinny and meek.
That sure
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.
For Jesse, tomorrow was not
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.

NOW YOU
KNOW, "THE REST OF THE STORY"

There is
a street named for him and his statue
in

Morgantown, West Virginia,
his place of birth.

Live
simply, love generously, care
deeply,

Speak
kindly and trust in our GOD

Who loves
us.
SEND THIS TO A FRIEND …. I just
did.

 

 

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