A large group of people gathered Oct. 13 at the Rock River Center in Oregon to hear Andy Hogan, a Will Rogers Memorial Museum historical guide and Will Rogers interpreter in Oklahoma, speak.
This speaker was incredible; he wore his Will Rogers hat with rope in hand, no notes, no water, nothing else; yet he spoke for more than an hour and held everyone’s attention like no one else could.
President Obama and his teleprompter would do well to get a lesson from this retired educator. His presentation was extremely interesting and informative to the point that no one in the audience realized we were getting a history lesson. Wow.
Of course, Will Rogers, born of a prominent family, is Oklahoma’s favorite son and traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 talkies), wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.
This was an evening well spent with much admiration. Thanks to Mr. Hogan, as well as the Rock River Center, for making this presentation possible.