Letters from America

Sister Sheila returned to me letters I had written to her and to Mom and Dad back in 1973: 4 July 1973 – Aerogram to Sheila with apologies for being late for her seventeenth birthday. We had been out in the sticks camping in Canada, north of Lake Superior on her day 26 June, nextContinue reading “Letters from America”

Road Trip with Larry USA

My four-stage 1973 road trip started in Apache Oklahoma. Katie Patterson drove us down in her Ford LTD in Stage One to stay with her folks, Mama and Papa Hays, in Shreveport Louisiana. There we ‘visited’, were spoiled (I was a third, honorary grandchild!), played golf – I recall smacking the ball under big oldContinue reading “Road Trip with Larry USA”

I saw Joan Rivers live . .

. . . in Las Vegas in 1973 ! Whoa! Can that be true? When she died recently, I went searching for details of her Vegas show way back then. She was 40yrs old already – and she was delightfully rude. She and Petula Clark were double-billed at Caesar’s Palace: Hollywood Reporter – August 1,Continue reading “I saw Joan Rivers live . .”

Dottie Moffett, 1955-2006

I went looking for Dottie, wondering where she was and what she was doing. And found an obituary on the internet! Dottie Moffett Butler died unexpectedly at her home in San Diego, California on Wednesday 5 July 2006. Dottie was born 8 July 1955 in Daytona Beach Florida. At the age of seven her familyContinue reading “Dottie Moffett, 1955-2006”