Not really my brush with fame, but my dad is an eye docter, and once had the unexpected visit from Don Mclean for an eye checkup. My dad, being the funny man he is, told Mclean, that he didn't have a Chevy, so he couldn't take his Chevy to the levy, so he drove his Dodge to the lodge. Said Mr. Mclean laughed for about 5 minutes.
As for me, I have actually never met someone famous....kinda sad, huh?
Going to huge someday.
We babysat Theo Fleury's dog while he was at the World Cup - he gave us some nice memento's for it and also some tickets for one of the games and also invited us into the lockerroom after the game to meet Team Canada - wouldn't you know it, the game went into overtime and the team had to be rushed onto the bus so as not to miss their flight so we didn't get to go into the lockerroom - we also went to his house a couple times.
When my nephew was was was about 10 he was touring the White House with his boy scout troop - a Secret Service agent approached him and told him it was forbidden to wear a Detroit Tigers hat in the White House as the President was an Angels fan (I think it was Angels) and that he would have to accompany the agent (he took my brother too) and leave the building - well what they really did was take him out to the the south lawn where President Reagan was waiting to board his helicopter and introduce him to the President who took the time to stop and chat with my nephew, something he will never forget.
Got to meet Muhammed Ali after an exhibition match one night and get his autograph.
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Still holds the MLB record for Grand Slams with 23