Mr. Breakfast Club

Don McNeill, the Family Man

Breakfast Club listeners for 20 years have accepted Don McNeill as one of the family, because he is a family man.

His devotion to his wife Kay, their three boys and his parents and sister Agnes is well-known.

When Don was born in Galena, Ill., December 23, 1907, his father, Harry McNeill, was a mining engineer. Two years later the family moved to Sheboygan, Wis., where Don's father joined his father---Thomas McNeill---in the furniture manufacturing business.
Don grew through grade school and high school in Sheboygan, winning the nickname, "Daddy Long Legs." He learned to hunt and fish with his father and grandfather; acquired the knack for writing, cartooning and story-telling.

A childhood illness, the result of growing too fast, taught him the value of patience, understanding and moderation. These lessons, together with his naturalness, friendliness and shyness, have raised him above the category of a paid entertainer. He actually is the family man next door who comes to breakfast.

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