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Published:October 23rd, 2009 10:28 EST
The Sweet and Soupy

The Sweet and Soupy

By Nancy Lee Wolfe (HR Development/Content Manager)

The news traveled with the sun from New York to California:  Sweet Soupy Sales passed away.  Fans from Fresno to Philadelphia, Malibu to Motown lost their childhood friend overnight.  Along with White Fang, Black Tooth and Pookie, Baby Boomers and Flower Children cry today.

Soupy and Pookie


To remember his sense of humor makes one smile.  "Be true to your teeth and they won`t be false to you." he was known to say.  He would know, too.  Remember that smile?  If you don`t, spend some time with Sweet Soupy.  He`s all over the Internet and you`ll discover an oasis of delights sandwiched between turmoil and struggle, Kruschev and Kennedy, freedom and oppression.  Imagine:  Soupy Sales was sandwiched between Howard Stern and Don Imus.  Is there a lesson in there?


The world has been sorely missing Sweet Soupy for decades-- he`s been ill for some time, of course.  Somehow, though, it is different now that he has passed.  Nevertheless, a nation will pause today and give thanks that he passed this way.  


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October 23, 2009 Leslie,, wrote:

  Very nice.  I met him when I was a little girl.  He sat me on his lap and told me that I was the cutest little bird bath that he had ever seen.  I have no clue what that meant, but I never forgot it.  I was probably 5 or 6 when that happened.