The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: A Plan Well Laid

Three weeks following the embarrassment of my aborted Halloween costume, our family went over to the Witters’ house for a Saturday night visit. This wasn’t just any Saturday night though. This particular night was the first of the major, two-night television event that gave me – what I still considered to be – a great… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: A Plan Well Laid

The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: What’s a Godfather?

1969 It was a few weeks before the new school year started and I would be a first-grader when a new family moved into a new house kinda-sorta across Sarasota Drive from my family’s house one weekend. A few days later some kid and his younger, freckle-faced sister came knocking on our front door. Mom… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: What’s a Godfather?

The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: The Next Day

“Thad Studebaker, call two-zero-one, please.  Thad Studebaker, please call two-zero-one.” That exact announcement over the public address system at work was completely foreign to me and everyone else in the plant.  The code was used to alert an employee that they had an incoming telephone call.  There were several frontline workers who received multiple such… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: The Next Day