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Old May 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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For me its my friend since high school Gerald Maxey .He is an actor ,journalist ,author ,director ,film maker and a historian .He has traveled all over the world .If anyone is interested in finding out more about him ,just google his name . I've known a lot of people in my lifetime from actors to musicians to politicians to humanitarians but nobody has had the life that Gerald has . Its my honor to be his friend .
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Mrs. Kuki. That's why I married her.

Well, that and the fact I thought she was very very wealthy

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The most fascinating people I have ever met are my girlfriend's in-laws. They are both Holocaust survivors. Even though life had dealt them a tragic blow being in the concentration camps and losing 90% of their family, they had the tenacity to survive and make a wonderful life in the United States!
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Hmmm...

This is a really tough choice between the following candidates.

>> Prof. Edward Norton Lorenz, the father of Dynamic Meteorology, Computer Weather Models, and Chaos Theory

>> Adm. Hyman George Rickover, the father of the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Program

>> Archabbot (Rt. Rev.) Lambert Reilly, O. S. B., of St. Meinrad Archabbey, who may well have inspired the joke about an Army Lieutenant whose fitness report read: "His troops will follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity" -- but who really "gets it right" in spiritual matters

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The most fascinating people I have ever met are my girlfriend's in-laws. They are both Holocaust survivors. Even though life had dealt them a tragic blow being in the concentration camps and losing 90% of their family, they had the tenacity to survive and make a wonderful life in the United States!

Both of my late parents lost siblings in concentration camps during the holocaust
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our family friend Uncle Walt, he was a friend and confident to my grandfather (his peer), my Dad and all of his brothers (my uncles) ,my brothers and myself, my best man at my wedding and Godfather to my son...no one ever knew how old he really was when he died (we think 105)..he was a great jazz musician (played with Duke Ellington's band), mechanic, athlete (baseball) poet, sharp dresser (he left me over 100 wide silk ties from the 1930's), always drove a new VW beetle and would sell me his old one when he traded it in, served in both WW1 & WW2, and always had at least 3 girlfriends at any given time, one older, one about the same age, and one about my age..it was like having Lena Horne, Vanessa Williams and Halle Berry on speed dial...he could dance his behind off and would be perfect for DWTS (he would have made a great partner for Nicole)

i submitted an article to Reader's Digest for the most unforgettable series, but it was never published..if he were alive today, he would be my cabin mate on a full charter smooth jazz cruise
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There are several but I'd probably have to say my dear friend Alex Jones and his late wife Susan Tift.

Although he is at the extreme opposite spectrum as am I, politically speaking, we have the most wonderful discussions when we get together. Alex as a result of his education and his talent for writing (as is obviated by his Pulitzer), a talent that he shared with the equally talented and charming Susan has to be if not the most fascinating, is at least in the top two or three most fascinating people I've ever met and since I can't think of anyone else at this time, he takes the honors.

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My dear Father was the most fascinating person I know. He lost his parent's and his two younger sisters (along with many other relatives) in the Holocaust.

I've finally been in contact with his elderly first cousins. He never wanted to talk about what happened during the war... .

Since this is Memorial Day, I'd like to tell you that he served in the Army as a translator. He received badges and medals, etc., but never talked about them.

The most important thing to me was that he was a wonderful Father,
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The guy in the Dos Equis commercial.

Seriously: I will have to say, and not just out of parental loyalty, that my father was the most interesting person I ever met. He was a man of many talents and a straight shooter. He was very intelligent, even though he was a farmer with less than a high school education. Without him I would have never passed Calculus. A stern man but with empathy for all but no tolerance of irresponsibility or laziness.

I'm glad I was able to learn a few things from him.

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our family friend Uncle Walt, he was a friend and confident to my grandfather (his peer), my Dad and all of his brothers (my uncles) ,my brothers and myself, my best man at my wedding and Godfather to my son...no one ever knew how old he really was when he died (we think 105)..he was a great jazz musician (played with Duke Ellington's band), mechanic, athlete (baseball) poet, sharp dresser (he left me over 100 wide silk ties from the 1930's), always drove a new VW beetle and would sell me his old one when he traded it in, served in both WW1 & WW2, and always had at least 3 girlfriends at any given time, one older, one about the same age, and one about my age..it was like having Lena Horne, Vanessa Williams and Halle Berry on speed dial...he could dance his behind off and would be perfect for DWTS (he would have made a great partner for Nicole)

i submitted an article to Reader's Digest for the most unforgettable series, but it was never published..if he were alive today, he would be my cabin mate on a full charter smooth jazz cruise
In 1990 a friend of mine moved from Brooklyn to Westchester County ,one of his neighbors is the current Secretary of State and her husband .However,not in 1990 .My friend invited me and 8 other friends to his house and suggested that we take a walk up a hill going toward Mr.Kisko . I was pround of myself that I was at the top of the hill when the other guys seemed to be stuck midway .The reason that they were not moving was that they were conversing with my friends next door neighbor ,Vanessa Williams .This story is more of a visual recollection than a verbal .
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Well, I haven't met him yet. That would be billionaire developer, Rick J. Caruso. Those of us who live in Southern California have read about Mr. Caruso's business successes, political interests, and his many charitable contributions. I have had a phone conversation with him but would just love to met the man.

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I went to school with one of your US Senators ,Barbara Boxer .She has had quite a career
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C123 pilot Col Joe M. Jackson. Awarded Medal of Honor for his actions on May 12, 1968 (Mothers Day) at Kham Duc, Viet Nam. My interest is that I was there.

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The guy in the Dos Equis commercial.

Seriously: I will have to say, and not just out of parental loyalty, that my father was the most interesting person I ever met. He was a man of many talents and a straight shooter. He was very intelligent, even though he was a farmer with less than a high school education. Without him I would have never passed Calculus. A stern man but with empathy for all but no tolerance of irresponsibility or laziness.

I'm glad I was able to learn a few things from him.

Take care,
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My father came to NY from Poland when he was 17 ,speaking no english and with virtually no education .Fifty years later he was fluent in 6 languages and President of a faction of a prominent labor union .
He too was very stern as a parent which is something I did not really get until I became a parent.
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Without a doubt, Major General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the speed of sound. (1947) He came from a VERY humble background, and went on to accomplish truly amazing feats! When you meet this GREAT man, you'll never know that he's anything but the "guy next door".

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To be honest we have never met anyone THAT interesting on holidays, famous maybe, but interesting..... My dad had an interesting life but as I was young & knew everything I never bothered about asking.
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