James Edward Nelson was an American Ventriloquist who was well known for his Television shows in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He first was made famous for his commercials featuring Nestles’ Chocolate with his sidekick Farfel the dog. The commercial was one of those rare commercials that most Americans could sing along with at the time. The line “Nestles’ makes the very best Chocolate” is the line that generations of people could sing right along with Jimmy and Farfel.
We were fortunate to be able to meet Jimmy and his lovely wife Betty (married from 1956 until 2019) back in 2007 at the annual Vent Haven Ventriloquist ConVENTion. We always looked forward to seeing Jimmy and Betty each year as they were regulars at the ConVENTion. Well known for his kindness and generosity to the Vent world, Jimmy always had a kind word for everyone he came in contact with. He had that special gift of being able to make everyone feel like a special friend of his.
The reason that we are featuring Jimmy this week is that it was just one year ago this next Thursday on September 24, 2019 that Jimmy passed from this life into the next. We will always remember him for his kindness and for the way his face would light up when you walked up to him at ConVENTion every year.
That is all for now. We will talk again next week,
Steve and JET