Saturday, March 07, 2009

Uncle Al Show on WCPO

I must be getting old. Another important person from my Cincinnati childhood has died.

Albert Lewis, aka "Uncle Al" of "The Uncle Al Show" died February 28 at age 84. His funeral was today.

Uncle Al was a live children's show that aired daily on WCPO channel 9 from 1950-1985. With his wife, "Captain Windy," Al & Wanda Lewis entertained thousands of Cincinnati kids like me who grew up in the baby boom generation.

Over the years, 410,000 kids appeared on his show-- my sister being one. I'm still jealous!He was always smiling, making music, and having fun.

Uncle Al was wholesome. He was one reason you enjoyed being a kid.

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