Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lewis Grizzard info

“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life's most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.” ... Lewis Grizzard

The post 'fish wrote a few weeks back about Lewis Grizzard and the "Greatest Headline in the History of Sports Journalism" got a lot of much appreciated attention. Just to lay it out on the table and be completely honest, posts like that were the reason that this site was started. Great stories help document part of our history as Georgians and Lewis Grizzard has enriched that history.

There was quite a bit of questions and feedback that was received at C&C about that story. Last week there was a comment on that post that I feel needed to be posted. I just didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle since so many readers have been asking about information regarding that story. God bless the greatest story teller that ever lived. Here is the comment that was posted last week:

dedra grizzard said...

I loved reading that story again and never tired of hearing Lewis tell it when he was alive! For what it is worth the last Mrs. Grizzard and my daughter are doing great. I am working with a publisher trying to get Lewis's books back out there on the market. We are starting with "They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat" teaming with the American Heart Assoc.........

I can see Lewis sitting on that couch smilin.....just knowing he had slid a fast one past the boss! And, yes, waiting on the drama to follow. Thanks for remembering and writing about him.....would love to hear all your Lewis stories. D
October 8, 2008 8:36 PM


Anonymous said...

"Don't believe I'da told that!" Classic...No one quite like him. It was fun, and often hilarious to see the world through his eyes when he wrote or was speaking.

Ally said...

Wow - Dedra Grizzard stopped by. What a compliment to the blog guys. I wonder if she realizes just how much Lewis's fans think about her & her daughter, wondering how they're doing. I'm guessing Dedra's daughter would be in college by now? Hope she chose UGA!

Ditto on her sentiments about the blog and thanks to those of you that carry on his stories!

Lewis Grizzard, a great American and a Damn Good Dawg!

Bear said...

Bop. Thank you for bringing this comment to my attention. I would have completely missed it. Congrats on the success of the blog and may it continue in the future.

Hunker Down said...

Here's a true Lewis story for you. In 1986, the Dawgs lost to Boston College at the Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa. After the game, some of us were having drinks at the team hotel and discovered Lewis was in the bar with friends. He was, of course, regaling the crowd. When we stopped to say hello, he just started telling jokes one after another. Then, one of his buddies asked, "Lewis, is it true that when your penis is erect you can stand 12 birds on it side by side?"

Lewis replied, "Well, that is not entirely true... that 12th bird has to flap his wings a little bit to stay on there." As he said it, he was flaping his hands like that 12th bird.

Classic! I hope Dedra doesn't mind me telling that story.