Have you ever met any celebrities? Any interesting stories?
Submitted by Tasha.
Frankly, "no." I don't have any "interesting" stories. However,
Beginning in 1976, I was a Young Democrat (in Jr. High) and beginning to dabble in things. That, as you might recall, was the year that Jimmy Carter was elected. This led to my first brush with fame. It was Billy Carter. For those of you who were not old enough to remember, he was the notorious brother of the president.
We shook hands and I sat at the same table with him for dinner. He was unimpressive, primarily because I was a stupid kid. At the same event, I met the Vice President of the United States, Walter Mondale.
Oh, but my brushes with the big stars don't stop there. I have played on-stage with NOT ONE BUT TWO different celebs in my lifetime. While I was in junior high and early high school I was in two honors orchestras. It was through these that I met Jana Jae (Oh! Come on now! You don't remember her?) who was a Juliard trained country fiddler noted for her petite frame, cute personality, fiddlin' like a house on fire ability and….her blue violin.
Finally, there was the meeting with Victor Borge. Sharing the stage with him has made me permanently a lover of live music and humor. I still miss him. I laugh over the memory of him. (Come to think of it, I also laugh now at the memory of Billy Carter.)
There you have it, VOXers. This is GP's noteworthy brushes with fame. Too bad my "real" amazing life was over by my freshman year in high school.