Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1

Thirteen Interesting Personal Connections

Friends and family are always commenting on how many interesting people I've met, worked with, or are somehow connected to. It would be a LONG story to describe the who, what, when's, why's - so I'll be brief:

1) Mother's family is related to John Adams (2nd Pres of US)
2) An aunt is related to John Wayne (western actor)
3) My husband is related to Darrin McGavin (actor)

4) President Nixon attended my great grandfather's 102 birthday.
5) I have an autograph from Burt Lancaster - when he was in SF doing Camelot (my dad got him to come to his job and talk to inmates at San Quentin).

(Famous scene: "From Here to Eternity")

6) Gave snow ski lessons to Clint Eastwood's nephew
7) Worked with Clint Eastwood on movie set (The Rookie)
8) Turned down a blind date with young, single Steve Jobs (early 80's)

(Obviously, the younger Steve Jobs!)

9) Ate breakfast with Jimmy (US Pres) & Rosland Carter (later skiied w/ them)
10) Did a 50 ft. firewalk with Martin Sheen
11) Hired Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigelo") to seat guests at a comedy club I managed

12) Attend church with Julia Child's sister (and some other more famous celebs, but they'd hunt me down if I mentioned their names!)
13) I'm "Mommakitty" to Kimo & Sabi, of "Cat Banter" blog fame (they're the one's who encouraged me to get started on Thursday Thirteen)

Please go visit Kimo & Sabi's blog for more TT!

Visit the Thursday Thirteen site for a list of TT participants - have fun!


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. A couple of weeks ago, I did my 13 about 13 famous folks (well, it was actually categories of folks) I have met over the years.

BTW, Darrin McGavin was from Galt, which is just 8 miles north of Lodi. I always enjoyed his work.

Dangerously Simple said...

wow, I WISH I had an interesting life as you have. Very cool :) I bet yer photo album would be awesome to go thru :)

Happy T13ing :) Glad to see ya on board. Lindsey is a personal friend of mine, but I just jumped on the T13 bandwagon and posted my 2nd one tonight :)

Have a good one :)

Silver said...

Fascinating list :D Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Interesting topic. Interesting list. I have always liked the Carters and would have loved to meet them.

Anonymous said...

Ha, Darrin McGavin -- "Night Stalker" was one of my hubby's favorite shows growing up.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting list...well done.
Visiting from the catblogosphere.

Anonymous said...

Hehehe, what an interesting list of connections. Thank you for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

That was a great first TT!
of course, Kimo & Sabi are the most famoustest of all those celebrities that you had brushes of fame with, in my humble opinion!

Our 19th TT is up at
Purrchance To Dream

Meow for now,

Raggedy said...

Impressive list!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!

Anonymous said...

wow, we are very impuressed! we like the carters (what we know of them). they seem like very good people (and we loved his visit to the Paula Deen show on Food Network). Mommy remembers Night Stalker (then they tried to remake it - no go).
Of course the best on your list are Kimo & Sabi!!! An autograph from them is priceless!

Furry Logic said...

Great list! Hum...OOooooo I got a good one...Our Mother got told off royally by Pam Johnson-Bennett, auther of Think Like a Cat, for trying to potty train us. We laughed and laughed.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow! Furry cool. We're only related to Nirvana lead singer, Kurt Cobain (actually, our mom is). And Mom was the senior class English teacher to "Dancing With the Stars" Mario Lopez. Nothing nearly as special as yours ...