Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I’m a [honorary] Kentucky Colonel!

Thanks to my cousin, Louis Cornelius, I’m an honorary Kentucky Colonel with business cards to prove it!

A couple of months ago, he and I were exchanging messages on Facebook and he asked me if I would be interested. I said I would be interested and thought nothing more of it. A few weeks later I received an 11 x 14 certificate from the governor and a couple of weeks ago received an ID card and business cards!

According to their website, “…being a Kentucky Colonel is much more than having an impressive certificate to hang on the wall. The Governor's order creating the commission states that the commission carries with it a responsibility to be ‘Kentucky's ambassador of good will and fellowship around the world.’"

Part of the reason for joining the organization is social in nature (the Kentucky Derby, for example) , but a large part is generosity and doing good works. Hopefully I can be worthy of this honorary title.

There’s an event scheduled at Churchill Downs on November 13th. I would like to be there if I can.

I’m proud to join this group and to be (in a small way) associated with these famous colonels – past and present:

  • Ann Margret
  • Ashley Judd
  • Barry Manilow
  • Betty White
  • Bill Clinton
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Bing Crosby
  • Bob Barker
  • Bob Hope
  • Carol Channing
  • Crystal Gayle
  • Dale Evans
  • Danny Sullivan
  • Dick Smothers
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Edgar G. Robinson
  • Elvis Presley
  • Foster Brooks
  • George Bush
  • Glenn Frey
  • Harlan Sanders
  • Hugh O’Brien
  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Jimmy Durante
  • Johnny Depp
  • Jose Ferrer
  • Lloyd Bridges
  • Louise Mandrell
  • Mae West
  • Marie Osmond
  • Mario Andretti
  • Mel Tillis
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Naomi Judd
  • Norm Crosby
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Omar Bradley
  • Pat Day
  • Peter Graves
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Richard Petty
  • Richard Thomas
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Roy Rogers
  • Shirley Temple Black
  • Tiger Woods
  • Tom Smothers
  • Tom T. Hall
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Wayne Newton
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Winston Churchill
  • Wynonna Judd

Thanks once again to Cousin Louis for making this all work!