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    Remembering Fred Imus

    Please share your thoughts and memories of Fred Imus, who passed away August 6 at the age of 69

     

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    Stopped at the IMUS store many years ago and bought a cpuple of T-Shirts. Fred was actually there. Nice guy. Sorry for the sadness this brings to the IMUS clan.

    September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Hart

    I man and family. The wife and I have enjoyed your show for a long time. I always looked forward to hearing Fred when he was on. In our minds a True American. Anyone who roots for the USC Trojans has to be a great man. He will be sorely missed. Born and raised in Bakersfield California I will always remember his story of the ladies from Oildale. I think a three hour show remembering Fred with past conversations would be great. God bless you and your family, and God bless Fred.

    Nick & Florence Marantos

    September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick Marantos

    Don,
    I am sorry for your loss, my Mom passed at 86 years young on the 25th of July and I still and will always miss her. Mom had a dry sense of humor as it seems you brother did as well. I still laugh everytime I think about the time that he was on your show and said that he had been kicked off of several on-line dating services, that was just toooo funny.

    I do not personally know you Don, although I watch you in the morining when ever I can and I enjoy your insight and humor, keep a bind on it man, remember the good times that you had with Fred, that is what I do. I am smiling now thinking of my Mom and how she always seemed to get me out of one fix or another.

    thinking of you,

    Tom Daughers
    Bayview, Texas

    September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom Daughters

    Its so hard when you lose someone you truly love,hope each day gets a little easier for you and your family.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchris harmon

    thanks for your fun look at how life is /you were always great to watch on your brothers show

    September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteral

    So sorry for your loss. I loved it when Fred was on your show...I shared his sense of humor. I think a show with re-runs of his calls would be great in the future. It would give us all a chance to chuckle at Fred's outlook on life.

    September 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermikey babiarz

    Dear Imus,
    When the Presidential speech came on last night, all I could think of was your brother, Fred. When it became apparent Obama wasn't going to
    resign, we changed the channel in honor of Fred.
    My husband records your programs, and we watch them together on the weekends. I always looked forward to Fred's commentary, he was funny in a
    down to earth way and probably much smarter than most people realized. I'm sure you are still missing him and maybe thinking about him last night like we were.
    Take Care,
    Barb

    September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    Tucson has lost some of its soul.

    September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

    I met Fred twice. Once in Santa Fe and once in NY.
    He was a kind, warm, gentle man.
    My condolences to the Imus family.

    September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGerry

    All these warm condolences. I can't stop reading them. How great it would be if Imus would compile for us the interviews with Fred. I missed too many of them, am especially wishing I could hear the cricket one and the cantaloupe one.

    September 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Kunin

    Fred Imus was a piece of God's handiwork. An entertaining and gentle man. For years while driving to work, I listened to Imus In The Morning on the radio. On September 11, 2001, I was listening when the planes hit the World Trade Center. In the harrowing months that followed, it seemed that we would never laugh again. But then Fred would call in and I would find myself laughing out loud in the car while driving alone. Even staying in the car after I arrived at work just to hear Fred. His tales of women, dogs and horses and his trailer were always something to take our minds off the world situation. He will be remembered with great fondness as a good human being. God Bless Fred.

    September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky James

    Fred Imus was a piece of God's handiwork. An entertaining and gentle man. For years while driving to work, I listened to Imus In The Morning on the radio. On September 11, 2001, I was listening when the planes hit the World Trade Center. In the harrowing months that followed, it seemed that we would never laugh again. But then Fred would call in and I would find myself laughing out loud in the car while driving alone. Even staying in the car after I arrived at work just to hear Fred. His tales of women, dogs and horses and his trailer were always something to take our minds off the world situation. He will be remembered with great fondness as a good human being. God Bless Fred.

    September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky James

    Dear Mr. Imus: I have been a loyal listener since the 70's. My wife and I went away on August 6 and it wasn't until today's show when you mentioned Fred that I realized he passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss. It was always evident how much you loved each other. Your by-play with him was hilarious but what always struck me was the bond between you. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace at your ranch. John

    September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Coster

    I hope you know how important you and your family are to the many nameless, faceless watchers and listeners out in the beautiful rolling plains and palateaus of Kansas. You bring a distant world to our homes that we otherwise wouldn't know anything about. I thank you for bringing Fred into our homes, so that we could listen and learn from this world weary cowboy whose outlook on life was very different from ours,. We shall miss him terribly. You and your brother are both good men and for that I thank you. Much sympathy is sent to you and your family and to the many friends who loved Fred so very much. God bless you all.

    September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Miller

    I loved listening to Fred when he was on the show, I thought he was funny, and thought what a fun neighbor he would be. We all have to die, but as the song goes-THE BEST THAT YOU CAN HOPE FOR IS TO DIE IN YOUR SLEEP, the world is a better place for having Fred Imus in it, and the whole Imus family, thank you for all the great work you do. Toughts and prayers for your family.

    September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    I waited.... I read... I listened... I cried... And I wanted to share my thoughts, too, But I waited.... I felt kind of silly and so confused. Why does the passing of Fred, a man I never met, affect me so? I am still sad. I'm 54 yrs old and yeah, I'd like to make it to 69, too.... But it was still too damn soon. I loved Fred... I love Fred... I felt like I knew him, just as I do IMUS. I grew up hard and there is a spiritual recognition that sometimes happens. A hard life makes some people stupid, But it makes some people wise. I will forever miss Fred, a very wise man, indeed.
    PS: My fantasy of getting stuck in the door of Fred's trailer and him "pushing" me out is the best! Do you think they have trailers in Heaven? : )

    September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDotharp

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to the entire Imus family and friends. I have been listening to the Imus in the Morning show since its syndication reached my vicinity in 1993 and I have always looked forward to Fred's appearances. While I can never say that I knew or met Fred, his appearances seemed like a friend was visiting.
    The brotherly bond between Don and Fred was obvious and all brothers should be so lucky to have such a bond.
    Again, my condolences to the entire Imus family and friends.
    Rest peacefully, Fred.

    September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBruce Simone

    With Fred's passing ; the worlds a little less funny......RIP Fred.

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTony Pittore Sr

    I truly enjoyed Fred. He was an honest true man whoi loved his brother very much. He will truly be missed.

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Martin

    Missing you much, Fred. May you rest in peace.

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick A. Bailey Jr

    To the Imus Family,

    We will all miss the Bondo King of El Paso. Thank you for sharing his life with us.

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Giles

    Imus and family of Fred,

    We can only imagine the feelings of loss, all of you must feel. Fred was our most favorite of all your guest. He was authenic and you could tell he was this way with both friend and stranger. Fred was the type you could meet while drinking morning coffee and want to stay in conversation till lunch. We never got to meet Fred, but he would be one those of our top 10 people we wished to meet. We are so sorry he has left us. Your show is less bright by one STAR.....

    Bob and Pam
    Houston, Texas

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam and Bob Cole

    I was here before somewhere in there adding my condolences on this fine tribute, but I felt compelled to come back and add that my mother had passed away on the same day as your brother, Fred. I wondered later why I had failed to mention it, and now I am wondering why I am back to mention it. Some kind of separation of mind and thought as a way to deal with my own grief perhaps? Who knows? But I did want to come back and say I am back at work and still listening to your show faithfully every day. You and your informative, entertaining guests get me through some rough mornings. It's good to hear you doing well and able to speak of your memories of your brother in a spirit of fondness. (still loving the bit about turning the tv off) Stay well, and keep on keeping on.

    September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM Blanchard

    Fred was cool. Even tho I only knew of him as a voice and still photo on the radio show, he came across as being a very llikeable "everyman". He had a great sense of humor. But we all gotta walk that Lonesome Valley...

    September 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott

    Mr Imus, I've been listening to you since the 70's. By this time it feels as if you are part of the family. So, naturally your loss becomes our loss. Kinky said it best .."life is an accumulation of sorrows" and this especially for loved ones.." when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure". RIP

    September 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReed Van Billiard

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