Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday 55

Welcome to the world of stories told in 55 words.  Make sure you share your creation with our ring leader, the G-man.

“May I speak to your Dad?” the man inquired politely.

“Who are you?” the little girl demanded.

“Joe DiMaggio.”

“Daddy!” she yelled into the phone.  “Joe somebody.”

A week later DiMaggio stood at their door,
smiling down at the girl.   
Her eyes widened in amazement.

Now she remembers.

“Daddy!” she screamed. “Mr. Coffee is here!”

True story.  I grew up with the kids of Yankee baseball great Bobby Richardson.  When I was in college, Richardson ran for Senator and had some of his old teammates come to a fundraiser dinner. I campaigned for him.

At the time Joe DiMaggio was retired from both the Yankees and being Mr. Marilyn Monroe.  He was also doing television ads for a coffeemaker called, “Mr. Coffee”, so his face was on t.v. at least six times a day.  Richardson’s daughter was 5 years old at the time.  The above story was told at the fundraiser for Richardson, who I’m glad to say lost…because he was TOO NICE to win. 

Yep, I got to shake hands with Joe DiMaggio.


˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

WOW..lucky you!!! Awesome 55! Love your story and so proud of you! Mine is here

Brian Miller said...

that is really cool grandfather spent some time with hank aaron...

Margaret said...

...and I'm sure he got a lot of money for being "Mr. Coffee." great story.

G-Man said...

Awww...You're Chock Full O'Nuts!
Hope, this was a Fantastic story. I remember Bobby Richardson well.
And Joltin Joe!!
Loved your giving away your age 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.

(You really Rock...I just want you to know that...;-)

Chef Files said...

Great story hen, even in Glasgow everyone knows who your man Joe is/was.

mapstew said...

Lucky you! Yep, we even heard of him in the Island Field! :¬)


Mama Zen said...

What an awesome story!