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The Man of Big Shoulders
by William J Neven

Monday, November 10, 2003

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A tribute to columnist and Chicago institution, Irv Kupcinet, who died recently at age 91.

Even now in Chicago we all fondly recall
the man who ate wedding cake with Bogie and Bacall
A Jew who was once thought in Rome to be Pope
and was later honored in town by Bob Hope
Who announced football games for da Bears
and who used to play and ref for years
A man you would not dream was a star
though he once replaced one named Jack Paar
He who had Carl Sandburg as his featured guest
and whose column was often considered the best

Yes, Irv Kupcinet has seen his last day
but his spirit will never fade away
Not from a city Kup could never leave
Not from Chicago where still we all grieve...

The Final Phase
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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/21/2004
Your tribute to an obviously unique man was rather interesting to read ..I must say that if one has so much respect and love for another and thus writes a tribute..the writer himself must also be a very unique and most intriguing person.
Thankyou for this wondrous write..
Vesna :)
Reviewed by Debra Conklin 2/29/2004
Fine tribute to someone who must've been a very nice person.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/24/2003
William, don't know how I missed this one. Sorry. Glad I found it today. Wonderful heart-felt tribute to a fellow Chicagoan who will truly be missed. Thanks for writing and posting this!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/19/2003
Very fine tribute...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/18/2003
Respectful tribute. Nicely done! Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/11/2003
nice tribute; well done! :( (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/11/2003
Wonderful tribute.
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 11/11/2003
Great tribute!Thanks.
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