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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:53 am

I was wondering how many of you out there have had 15 minutes of fame?, momments of fame?, connections to fame?

Here are mine:

1) I went to school and knew Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket of Charlie and the Chocolate factory)

2) My dad flew for Arnold Palmer in the 60's before he learned to fly his own jets got to meet him on several occasions.

3) My family lived across the street from Paul Newmans mother in Shaker Heights Ohio for a few years. (He never came to visit :,-( )

4) There was a movie "Yours, mine and ours" in the 1960's starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. It was about a Navy man who has about 10 kids marries a woman withabout 10 kids. My parents were friends with them and I played with the younger kids of the family. (My dad was a Naval Aviator)

5) I ran a gas station in a wealthy Cleveland, Oh. suburb. On day a hippy came in looking for a job. When I looked at his application he stated as references: Rick Manning-centerfielder Cleveland Indians, Wayne Garland-Pitcher Cleveland Indians. I looked at this hippy and said "Yea right". Being it was a wealthy neighborhood and I didn't have many applicants I hired him. They used to hang out with Kevin Manning at my gas station at night.
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Postby jbones733 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:27 am

umm Ive met several rock stars after concerts like Dave Grohl, Gavin Rossdale, Gwen from No Doubt 8-o

I met Al Trautwig after a Knick game :-D

umm thats all i can remember for now, but i think theres more (i just woke up :-P )
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Postby LionsandTigersOhMy » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:58 am

I met Wayne Fontes in a Bob Evans restaraunt

I hung out with Jack White after a show at the State Theatre.We jammed drank and laughed.GREAT GUY!

My biggest personal notoriety came when I dominated a traveling ALL STAR baseball league when I was 17.Made the front page of the sports page 2 times that summer.

Met Merv Rettenmund several times as he is friends with my wifes uncle.Her uncle was the coach for Saginaw Valley State University baseball team.

Rick Leach's sister is my dentist and he was in there a few times.

Thats all for now.There are a few more musicians I have hung with because I am in a band but no one as major as Jack WHite.
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Postby Arlo » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:14 pm

I know menyak. :-D
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Postby Madison » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:33 pm

Arlo wrote:I know menyak. :-D


Lol. :-D

Let's see......none of them are really big but here are a few of my highlights:

1. I'm the youngest Ft. Worth Bowling Association's Division I City Singles Champion. I was 18 years old when I won it and it was my first ABC City Tournament. I'm still trying to be the first one to win it twice. ;-)

2. Got on TV before the commercial break at Will Rogers during a World Class Wrestling taping. That was when the Von Erichs ruled the roost quite a few years ago.

3. My 6 month old bare butt was on Japanese television for a diaper commercial. My father was stationed over there with the Air Force.

Nothing real big, but that's what I've got. !+)
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:21 pm

Madison wrote:My 6 month old bare butt was on Japanese television for a diaper commercial. My father was stationed over there with the Air Force.


I thought I've seen your ass before :-b

Mad: My son just got commishioned to the Air Force B-)
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Postby Madison » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:31 pm

wkelly91 wrote:
Madison wrote:My 6 month old bare butt was on Japanese television for a diaper commercial. My father was stationed over there with the Air Force.


I thought I've seen your ass before :-b


Lol. :-D I do tend to show it once in awhile. :-b

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Mad: My son just got commishioned to the Air Force B-)


Congrats! ;-D

I was going to join, but my only stipulation was that I had to fly. Unfortunately, due to me not having perfect 20/20 vision without corrective lenses, they could not guarantee me a plane. Stunk too, because I wanted to do it. Just one of those things I guess.
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Postby BigLebowski » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:32 pm

In college I ran a crew of a landscaping company and we worked on the properties of...

John Burkett
Rod Beck
Nik..the Buhlin Wall
Steve Jones...pro golfer...won the US OPEN a few years ago
Tom Lehman..pro golfer
Keith Tkachuk
Jeremy Roenick
Tim Salmon
Royce Clayton

All nice guys,,,Nik doesn't talk much though. Beck was the nicest guy in the world.

I rear ended Jerry Colangelo's wife on the freeway. Talked to him on the phone.

Charles Barkley helped my aunt load a chair into her car when it fell out of the trunk while on the way home from the furniture store. 5PM on a busy road in Scottsdale and he was the only one who stopped to help her load it back into her car.
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:36 pm

Madison wrote:I was going to join, but my only stipulation was that I had to fly. Unfortunately, due to me not having perfect 20/20 vision without corrective lenses, they could not guarantee me a plane. Stunk too, because I wanted to do it. Just one of those things I guess.


My son didn't get a flight slot either he is going to be trained for battle-management and will be on an AWACS plane. ;-D
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:37 pm

BigLebowski wrote:Charles Barkley helped my aunt load a chair into her car when it fell out of the trunk while on the way home from the furniture store. 5PM on a busy road in Scottsdale and he was the only one who stopped to help her load it back into her car.


I always liked Sir Charles! B-)
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