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Old Aug 02, 2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Smile Harold Sr. was a hero at George's school!



Paul tells a really cute story about George's Dad. It is at minute 5:47 - 6:45.
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Old Aug 02, 2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Where do you find this stuff?! little gold nuggets of valuable treasure!!

what a find!!!

how many paul vids did you have to watch just to discover this?!!
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Old Aug 02, 2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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LOL!! I am (confessedly) on a Paul interview kick at the moment!

This is such a great interview, too. I love these English interviews... like Noel Edmonds interview with Paul was so great, too. Paul is so relaxed and friendly, funny, he's such a pleasure to watch! :)

Can you imagine Harold Sr. doing this? How funny!
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 02:39 PM   #4
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I could really get into raising my glass to Harold Sr.

1. He was a very responsible person. He was working his keister off at a very early age, at an age when many boys are in middle school.

2. He had a good work ethic.

3. He was good to Louise and the Harrison 4. During his days as a merchant seaman, he was sending his wages home to Louise.

4. He insisted that the Harrison 4 be honest as well as good and responsible people.

5. He stuck up for the Harrison 4 and he had a strong core and he was, from all accounts a reasonable man.

6. He wrote George's fan club president saying that he would always appreciate the Club's raising money for cancer research at the hospital where Louise passed away and that he felt partially responsible for the club's demise as he "taught the family to be honest." It takes a big person to make such a statement, even though he was in no way responsible for the dissolution of the Club.

8. He left his stamp on George - the wavy hair, the classic Harrison nose, the ears (least attractive feature) and the ectomorphic body build.

9. He was very supportive of the Harrison 4. They knew damn good and well they could count on Harold Sr.! He even, according to George, "stuck one on" a punitive teacher who had caned George for some minor infraction.

10. He flew to America on many occasions to see his only daughter who was living abroad and he would come to see George in concert and during their years together (1929 when they met until Louise died in 1970), he was good to Louise.

I say we propose a toast to Harold Sr. and Louise!
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6. He wrote George's fan club president saying that he would always appreciate the Club's raising money for cancer research at the hospital where Louise passed away and that he felt partially responsible for the club's demise as he "taught the family to be honest." It takes a big person to make such a statement, even though he was in no way responsible for the dissolution of the Club.
That is very thoughtful of Harold.

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9. He was very supportive of the Harrison 4. They knew damn good and well they could count on Harold Sr.! He even, according to George, "stuck one on" a punitive teacher who had caned George for some minor infraction.
Yes! That's the very story Paul outlines. I remember George mentioning, but Paul really details that story in the above video... lol... Paul acts it out for us! AND it appears that from that Harold became the school hero!

To Harold!!
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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And to Louise for good measure!
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Louise French Harrison. What was not to love about her?

1. She was a very loving woman who set a good example for the Harrison 4.

2. She had a good work ethic.

3. She had a delightful sense of humor.

4. She insisted that the Harrison 4 be good and responsible people who cared about others and made no classist or racist distinctions.

5. She encouraged the Harrison 4 to develop their own interests.

6. She included her own column in George's fan club's newsletter, relating delightful tidbits about George and his older siblings.

7. When I was a little girl, I thought George looked like Louise. In the column she included in his newsletter, Louise said she thought George looked like her dad, John French. Indeed, Louise left her stamp on George as well - the French widow's peak; the beautiful cheekbones and his distinctive smile. In fact, George's smile linked the houses of French and Harrison - he had a Franco-Harrison smile!

8. Louise was very supportive of the Harrison 4. Louise defended George to Harold Sr. when the older man insisted that George "not rock the boat" when he went through his crazy adolescense. God bless Louise for saying that "we have enough sheep in the world" and to let George be his own individual. I think his 1965 classic "Think For Yourself" was a nod to her.

9. She flew to America on many occasions to see her namesake daughter. She also eagerly went to the theater to see George in his Beatle movies. In fact, she had George's siblings and their spouses join her and Harold Sr. at their theater outings. Louise was George's biggest supporter.

10. Louise was good to the Beatle fans. She was also good about sharing nice stories about George as well as his siblings, spouses and George's nieces and nephews. You got a nice sense of Harrison dynamics!

11. Louise was described as fair. In fact, her only daughter would describe her as being so fair that if there was only one apple, she would cut it into 1/4 pieces so each child would have an equal share.

12. Louise instilled a spiritual quest in George.

13. Louise so plainly loved George from the time she announced he was on the way.

I could really get into raising my glass to Louise!
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To Harold and Louise Srs. and to George's granny he used to visit round the corner as well!

Toasts to all who love George and were kind to him! ( <-- there's a Beatles party game to get ya ripped!) j/k
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I'll supply the champagne. HC, please bring the glasses.

This is a game where EVERYBODY wins!
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When was this interview?
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 04:10 PM   #11
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It makes me love the Harrisons all the more!!!!
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Amen to that!

I still think we should propose a toast to Harold Sr. and Louise French!

The two worst teachers I have ever had needed to have someone stick one on them. I wouldn't wish them on anyone, not even bin Laden! If someone had punched them out, they'd have the unflagging respect of many.
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It makes me love the Harrisons all the more!!!!
Me, too!!!


Oh, BB, this Paul interview was from 1984. I recommend watching the whole thing. It is long, but Paul is just as cute as can be, and super funny, in it. :)

To Paul, too, for sharing the story so dramatically!
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You've just got to love Paul. I'm a Harrison-McCartney fan myself.

Had the worst teachers I ever had gotten a well deserved punch in the snout, their puncher would have been hailed as a champion.
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I'm sorry you had two such bad teachers, BB. It's terrible when that happens. Sometimes they just don't understand a child's disposition. I was sent to the principal more times than I can count. I was prone to terrible, terrible giggle fits. And when in the middle of a giggle fit, it is the entirely wrong thing to say "would you care to share with the class what's so funny??" "Ummmmm... how 'bout NO??"
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That's unfortuante, Hari's Chick. Questions like that should never be asked as a) they are rude and b) they don't deserve an answer!
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True! And they only make you laugh more! :)
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Me, too!!!


Oh, BB, this Paul interview was from 1984. I recommend watching the whole thing. It is long, but Paul is just as cute as can be, and super funny, in it. :)

To Paul, too, for sharing the story so dramatically!
Yea i was gonna say just from the (shockingly short) hair do, it would be from 84/85..Broad st era..he grew it out quite a bit for Press to play

Jeepers we are all gonna be pretty drunk here quite soon!!

Champagne is especially fast in getting into the blood stream

And once i start laughing...usually at inappropriate times like in meetings etc, i cannot stop! a few others laugh too but then they stop..so do i..then 2 minutes later whatever made me laugh makes me laugh again..and again and i have to pretend im coughing or something..its highly entertaining
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A toast to Louise and Harold Sr.
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I raise my cup of PG Tips tea to the Harrison family!!!!

It was an honor to share planet earth with them.
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