Funny thing I used to hear him Monday, Wednesday and Friday at five o'clock. Rushing into the house from playing late, from going with Tuck on his paper route, or from selling Grit newspapers, I would dive onto the floor and turn on my radio. It seemed to take forever for the tubes to heat up, then the William Tell Overture would blast out, a solid strong voice that just fit the occasion would come in, “In the early days of the western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for truth and justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when from out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse, Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again!"
My only daytime radio program, but it was the best. I loved it when the Lone Ranger disguised himself in the episodes. I knew the actor, Brace Beamer, played the part of the Lone Ranger on the Radio, but I never knew the name of the man behind the opening line that I knew by heart and said them along with the announcer every time I listened.
It is amazing the things that have brought joy to our lives and in a case like this, I never knew who he was, just that his voice thrilled me.
Yeah Merita Bread sponsored the program in NC, I always thought it was nationwide but I don’t know that. I know I wanted my sandwiches made with Merita. Ha! When TV became the thing I was 12yrs old and didn’t get to watch it much. To me it was never as good as the Radio, but of course it was.
Learning things like this is just a reminder that things can still surprise you. There was a sad note, on the way home from Sherry’s Mom’s funeral, we heard on the radio that Brace Beamer had died also, that was March 1, 1965.
We wish to Fred Foy, fair winds and following seas after bringing so much joy to so many youngsters like myself.
Thanks for coming by the log.
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