Camera Anne Johns Summerfield:
Daddy, thank you for buying me all the lavish dresses over the years, scaring away every sales lady when I gave you the “look,” sitting for hours when I tried on hundreds of outfits, pursuing through “uppies” even when your arms probably were about to break, answering every phone call no matter the hour or the situation, putting up with my April Fools jokes that gave you heart attacks, all the vacations, activities, sports, and hobbies you paid for just to prove I could do anything I wanted, all the life lessons I told you gave me headaches, for all the stories I’ve heard a hundred times and still ask to hear a hundred times more, and for being the chauffeur of teenage girls to every mall, movies, and skate zone trip. Thank you for being the best dad I could ever ask for and letting me have dreams bigger than my 5’1″ self. Happy Father’s Day to the coolest dad and grandpa I know.
Daddy: If you’re trying to make me weep, honey, you’ve succeeded. xoxo
The 70s were quite exciting. I was so young though I didn’t know any better. Working at WNAP was an experience for me. I was really inexperienced and was in over my head. I needed more mentoring before being thrown in with Chris, Buster, Freddy, and Booger. But… I learned a lot and have some great stories from those days. Ann and I have been friends since before WNAP, we worked at WIFE together. She has been a great friend and I love her dearly. And the fact that we survived the same Yancey car ride is a bonding moment.
Geo: Riding with Dick was always a trip, Diane.
I’d love to come up and see your place when we get back to West Palm in about two weeks.
Geo: Your gonna love the million-dollar view, Diane, plus you’ll get to see all my old records hanging on the wall.
I thought I was doing a show tonight. My body apparently just made other plans. Apologies. I hope to talk to you next Friday.
Deputy Kari Pallotta:
Mr. Johns, you are under arrest, are you going to come quietly or do I need to cuff you?
Geo: Could you cuff me later at my place, Kari?
Twin Peaks Girls:
Hey Geo, when are you coming back to the “Peaks” so we can serve you properly?
Geo: I’m on my way!
Thanks for taking me to California to run the La Jolla Half Marathon with you and Candis.
Geo: That Torrey Pines hill was a killer, Maureen. Whew!
Geo, don’t you think I’m a little young for you?
Geo: I can’t help it Sam, when I was 15 I adored 20-year-olds and I still do.
Cathy & Josie:
Hey George, Tom & Bonnie said that they’d do our favorite song, “Walking In Memphis” if you promise to show up at Island Jacks on Friday.
Geo: Only if you’ll dance with me.
Irene Nys Lester:
I last saw Bill Wakeman, about 10 to 12 years ago. He was with his wife and was entertaining a group of TCI alumni at a restaurant. We used to get together once a year but I haven’t heard of any more get-togethers in years. They were quite good and apparently did this for a living. I’m sorry he’s gone, we have lost a lot of good people including my husband.
Geo: Miss the old Transcona gang, Irene.
Misty & Trixie:
Do you have any idea what we’ll do to get that backstage pass you have in your pocket?
Sherry Yanez: So Geo, am I going to be a story or just part of your Blog?
Geo: Well so far, Sherry, you’re just part of my Blog, but the night is still young.
Shannon: “You Are So Beautiful.”
Geo: I love singing that song to you, Shannon, but it sounded so much better when you sang it to me last night. Wow!
Let’s Hear It From The Girls (Part Deux) continues next week, or you can sneak peek it now at Geo’s Media Blog @ GeorgeJohns.com
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