Goodbye to legends

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Mike “Chief” Olson of Escanaba:

Recently millions of Americans were saddened to discover that we had lost two movie, TV and stage legends, Doris Day at 97 and Tim Conway at 85. Doris Day, back in the 50s and 60s, was every boy’s dream girl who lit up the movies in top notch, popular comedies —as America’s sweetheart. She also was a well-known singer, Que Sera, Sera.

Tim Conway was one of the funniest character comedians of our time and his work, primarily on the Carol Burnett Show, won him many awards while entertaining all of us.

Both Day and Conway showed us all the value of great entertainment without having to resort to off-color, R-rated material. They did it all–so well. We do miss them.

“We also mourn the loss of Bart Starr who just died at 85. He was the outstanding, record-breaking QB for the Packers for many years back in their hey day of the 50s and 60s. Starr was a superb athlete and so much more. Called the “gentleman’s QB”, Starr and his wife founded the Rawhide Boys Ranch in Wisconsin for delinquent young men, and it still operates today.


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site,, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.