Dear Diary,

Bing Crosby was still absent from the Kraft Music Hall, and Mickey Rooney attempted to take his place again. But even thought Crosby wasn’t there, Crosby was one of the guests. Maybe I’d better explain myself. Bing Crosby, alias Gravelthroat, was not there, but Bob Crosby, alias Hepcat, was one of the guests. If they hadn’t announced that it was Bob nobody would have known it wasn’t Bing, because they sho ’nuff sound alike. You know, I often wonder if any of Bob Hope’s brothers have a voice like Bob’s. After all, Bing and Bob Crosby sound alike, Don and Jim Ameche sound alike, Clifton and William Fadiman sound alike, so why shouldn’t Bob and Fred or Jim or Jack or Syd or Ivor or George Hope sound alike? I also wonder if Bing’s other brothers, Everett, Ted, and Larry sound like Bing (Harry) and Bob (George).

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Dear Diary,

I listended to Bob Hope tonight and he was much better than he was last week. His guest tonight was Connie Bennett. He did a skit tonight about a traelling saleswoman (Connie Bennett) and the farmer’s son (Bob Hope). Bob was supposed to be working in his uncle Ivor’s grocery store, and the funny part is that he not only really has an une named Ivor but a brother, too. In fact, he has a brother for about every name there is. (Ivor, Fred, Jim, Jack, Sid, and George.)