Uncle Ezra, the Old Jumpin' Jenny Wren was the howner and
operator of Station E-Z-R-A. He ran the 'station', that
was a "...powerful little five-watter down in Rosedale,
the friendly little city."
Some of his famous lines was "Ain't missed anything, have I?"
Became famous with a tardy Barn Dance entrance.
Because he helped keep Coles County, Illinois known, when
the state of Illinois dedicated the farm that was once owned
by Abraham Lincoln's father as a public park, they invited
Uncle Ezra to be a part of the festivities.
Uncle Ezra used "quaint humor and kindly philosophy" to endear
him to thousands of radio listening fans. If you think a bit,
it is perhaps of characters like this from the old Barn Dance
shows that Garrison Keillor might be following in their footsteps.
his faithful Miss Cecilie (who was his wife in real life).
Timeline and Trivia Notes
- Real name was Patrick Barrett
- Wife was Miss Cecilie
- When he was six, played Little Lord Fauntleroy on the stage
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