Sunday, September 23, 2012


Neighbor Gavi had stars in her eyes at 7th and Montana yesterday ... and can you blame her?  The sheer wattage of the luminaries in our neighborhood is enough to blind anyone.  "Hey," she cried, "Isn't that the Actor John Hawkes over there?  He's great!"  "Ummm, I don't think that's him," I said.  "He stars in 'Deadwood'," she continued, "And he's amazing."  "Ummm, I don't think that's him," I repeated.  But next thing you know, she had sprung into action.  She ran right up to him and said, "I just have to ask, aren't you John Hawkes ...?"  As it turned out, he wasn't John Hawkes.  He wasn't even Stephen Hawking.  He was just another face in the crowd.  Dejected, Gavi and her faithful pooch Jemima walked up 7th Street with me and Gen.  We didn't make it half a block before we ran into Neighbor Valerie who seemed pleased to meet Gavi and tried to lavish some attention on Jemima.  But Gavi just yanked Jemima's leash and said, "Sorry, we're rushed, gotta go!"  I waited a few minutes before telling Gavi that she did, indeed, get her celebrity sighting for the morning.  "That was Valerie Harper," I said, "Perhaps best known for playing Rhoda on TV!"

1 comment:

Beth said...

Ohhh, ouch! Valerie Harper is great, and I loved the show "Rhoda." She wasn't just independent, like her friend Mary Richards, she was also quirky and creative and flamboyant in her outfits. I related much more to her than the rather staid Mary! (Although Mary was cool in her own ways.) The character of Rhoda was actually a bit of a role model for me. She showed me that there was a lot more than just small town Indiana.