Working as a waiter for ten years, I had met a few celebritiesâ€”none more memorable than Eddie Mekka, the Big Ragoo of _Laverne and Shirley_ fame. He was working dinner theater at our hotel, and I happened to serve him almost every day.
You get to know people pretty quickly. He found out from someone that our wedding anniversary was fast approaching, and I remember him asking me what my wife and I would be doing. We were quite poor at the time (didn't tell him that!), and so we would probably just be staying home with the kids. Read more