Jean Shepherd admired the poetry of Robert Service. The themes of life in the Yukon provided a perfect segue into the holiday season. In this program from December 17, 1965; Shep shares some of Service's poetry with his listeners.
Shep spent much of his time in the Army Signal Corps as a private. But, he did eventually earn a stripe and as he tells us in this program from December 10, 1970; it came with some added responsibility.
Last week, Shep confessed to vandalizing wet cement outside his school when he was younger. He continues his confessions of youthful indiscretions in this week's program. Originally aired December 3, 1971; he describes how what seemed like a good idea at the time got out of hand.
A story about a hippopotamus destroying some freshly laid wet cement in Africa prompted Shep to confess a crime of his youth. In this program from November 26, 1971; we learn where young Jean left his mark.