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One of the past contestants from Survivor (Yve Rojas) is coming to our school today as a special guest for the 5th graders.  I guess one of the teachers went to HS with her.  I don't even remember her actually...but man, is my DD excited!!! 

 

Last summer my Aurora got the pleasure of meeting AllStar Weekend at the fair.  That was BIG for her icon14.gif.

 

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I've never really *met* a celebrity.  Ran into a number of newscasters when I worked in the dental office....Oh! and in 3rd grade David Doyle (Bosley from Charlie's Angels) came to our school.  Our librarian was his SIL.

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Monaghan. I went to college with her brother. Back then she was a model but now she is an actress. 

 

When I worked in a group home in college I met the guy who played Klinger on MASH. His cousin was a resident there and he had come to visit.

 

When I was a kid I met Johnny Cash. His friend or relative lived one block over and he would come to visit. 

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Charlton Heston, Robert Wagner, some former Miss Americas, Miss Michigan USA, local newscasters & local TV show hosts. Taylor Hicks several times. Nigel Olssen (Elton John's drummer). Bill Kennedy (old B-movie actor). Some golf pros and Nascar drivers, but I'm not a fan of either, so I don't recall their names. Except Dick Trickle, because that is just an awful name.

 

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I have meet, Kyra Sedgwick, and Patrick Stewart when I was working for an airline. I have seen others while working but I got board them on the plane I was working. :)

 

I also meet Bryan Dattilo from Days of our lives.  I am sure there are others I am forgetting about but as I get older it isn't really any big deal to me as they are just people too.

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Wow! Johnny Cash. I would have loved to have met him! I met a ton back when I worked for Books A Million. I met Jeff Foxworty, Jackie Joiner Kersey (olympian), Patti Labelle, Martin Sheen (he had a house in Dayton OH and I ran a store there), B.B. King, David Canary, Emeril, Nicholas Sparks (Author of Notebook), Colin Powell and my very personal favorite, Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box. I met many of these people (and more actually I just can't remember right now) at management seminars. Others I met at my store in Dayton. My store was in a business building downtown that had some sort of theater or something in it.

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Wow! Johnny Cash. I would have loved to have met him! I met a ton back when I worked for Books A Million. I met Jeff Foxworty, Jackie Joiner Kersey (olympian), Patti Labelle, Martin Sheen (he had a house in Dayton OH and I ran a store there), B.B. King, David Canary, Emeril, Nicholas Sparks (Author of Notebook), Colin Powell and my very personal favorite, Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box. I met many of these people (and more actually I just can't remember right now) at management seminars. Others I met at my store in Dayton. My store was in a business building downtown that had some sort of theater or something in it.

 

I didn't know who he was at the time. Us kids just thought he was cool because he was dressed in black. My dad told me to remember meeting him because he was a famous singer.

 

I love books by Richard Paul Evans! I would love to meet him. 

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I love books by Richard Paul Evans! I would love to meet him. 

 

I was hooked after the first time I met him. His story of how the Christmas Box came to be was sooooo amazing. He did a book signing at Books & Co in Dayton, OH (part of Books a Million) and then was at 2 management conferences. Did you know that book was never supposed to be published? He wrote that simply as a legacy to his daughter and went to Kinkos and made like 3 copies for family members. Sometime in Feb he got a phone call from someone very rushed saying "are you the Richard Paul Evans who wrote the Christmas Box?" It was a Walden books and they had a waiting list of over 20 people wanting it! Family had passed it on to others who passed it on and so on. He told us how he felt writing the book. He would feel someone pacing behind him as he wrote, waking him in the middle of the night to write. He later came to believe it was his sister who had died at birth or was miscarried or somethign. He self published like 500 books himself at Kinkos and sold them out of his garage. He did a couple booksignings and had eery things happen like people coming up to him telling him that they felt pulled to the store or mall that day without knowing why but when they saw his table, with a book they had never heard of, they felt they "had" to buy multiple copies and would share stories of children lost. Others would come and tell him how healing his book was to them after years of mourning the loss of a child. The last time I met him he had his daughter Jenna, the Jenna, wiht him. I have her autograph too in a book.

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Several and have autographs and/or pix from most

 

Richie Havens

Hal Holbrook

Chris Thomas King

Maya Angelou

Kurt Vonnegut

Ray Bradbury

Thomas Keneally

Mary Gauthier

Jerry Douglas

Marcia Ball

Tabby Thomas

Raful Neal

Henry Gray

Irma Thomas

Kissed Rockin' Dopsie and DeForrest Kelley

 

There are more but I'm tired and having trouble thinking of them

 

 

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Do you remember a band in the 80's called The Jets? Well I guess they lived in the same town that I lived in and I met them at the grocery store, I asked if it was them and they were so nice and even gave me a picture of them and signed it.  I don't know if I have that anymore.  I think I was like 12 and was just ecstatic.

 

The singer Jana Anderson her dad was the pastor of the church I grew up going to.  I knew her a little, but she was quite a bit older than me.  She recently came out with a country album, but before that she was a backup singer for Stevie Nicks, and Fleetwood Mac and others. 

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I met the guy who played mr. belding on saved by the bell. His name escapes my mind right now...richard I think? I'm horrible with names.
 

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