Sunday, January 17, 2016
Seventy-Seven Sunset Strip
In 1958 a TV show called "77 Sunset Strip" opened, in it Stu
Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the private detective heroes.
To tell the truth I only remember Kookie who was a comic. He provided some of the fun, he was played by Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III a rock and roll loving wisecracking, hair-combing, hippy-type .
If you remember The Fonz of Happy Days and his duck Tail combing, Kookie did that all the time. It was cool in the 1950's. LOL
I said all that to say, I just finished the year of: "76 Trombones" now in age I am working on 77 Sunset Strip.
My 77th birthday is today. Thousands of my closest friends have wished me a happy birthday. Okay maybe that is a small exaggeration, three or four have wished me a Happy Birthday.
If my Dad was alive now, he would have just turned 113, three days ago. He always joked about being 3 days older than I, his youngest son.
He was 69 when he passed. So let me tell you, I am appreciative of the years I have. He always wanted more for his children than he had. All his children were blessed. Now it is my turn, I wish more for my sons than I have had, that is in life, love and years.
Sherry and I have been a team. And by remaining a team thru thick and thin, we have been successful beyond our wildest dreams. So, here I am entering the 77th year of my life. I was born at home, like most kids of that time. And of course mama did not know if I was a boy or girl until the attending Dr. or mid wife told her.
Shucks I know by that time they were tired of SHIRL (LOL) and welcomed a SWEET BOY! (Sorry Shirl! I didn’t mean it, it just slipped out! lol) They were so thrilled with me they forgot to take a picture of me until I was three! LOL
Then at 3 they tried to enlist me, they were so proud.
Now I face my Birthday, My Sherry promises me this is going to be good! I can hardly wait. WE had my Birthday dinner at “Harold Setzer’s Steak House” in Port Richey with son Mark yesterday. Today I am requesting a Big Mac Or a Whopper! (or Chinese)
I love Birthdays!
The three above are 1939 the year mama and daddy were so happy!