Topic: "Reimers' Rhymers"(5)
Frodo feels no sorrow noting the passing of one who lived a bit longer than 96 years. He was struck however by his immediate recognition of the man's words, if not his name. The retired actor and TV announcer, Ed Reimers, died at his daughter's home in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Sunday. For 22 years, starting in 1957, Reimers was best remembered for his words on behalf of his employer, "You're in good hands with Allstate."
What tickled Frodo's fantasy however were the obituary-like references to his other assignments as the voice of something well-known during Frodo's Hobbithood. It seems that Reimers also served as the announcer for the black-and white Western "Maverick" which made James Garner its star. Frodo chuckled when reminded that Reimers also served as the announcer for the TV Game Show "Do You Trust Your Wife?"
Hmmm, "Maverick," "Do You Trust Your Wife?," and "You're in good hands with Allstate." Sounds like the rudimentary construction of sentences in the South Carolina Governor's Mansion, doesn't it? Or maybe once upon a time in Alaska?