I know I’ve been writing a lot of blogs about St. Bob, lately, but if you don’t want to be in my blog, stop providing so much material, right? And, actually, he doesn’t mind appearing here. It’s like I’m writing his biography for him.
So, did you know that St. Bob has been an actor as well as all the other amazing things he’s done? Quite true. Starting in his teens in community theatre, he played Riff in West Side Story and then Biff in Death of a Salesman (I sense a rhyming trend here, don’t you?) I also wonder if the reason only one of our sons is married is because he found someone named Tiff.
Bob went on to appear in various TV shows, including the Emmy-worthy moment when he said, “He got away” on Hawaii Five-O back in the late Sixties. I wonder if his character’s name was Ziff. (Five-O actually equals 5, but Hawaii 5 just doesn’t sound the same. Nor does it depict our 50th state.)
And, for this illustrious moment in dramatic history, Bob occasionally receives royalty checks. I am so hoping this will continue long after we’re gone, and that our children will be able to inherit this phenomenal cash cow.
Here’s the stub of his most recent check. You’ll notice his payment--ten dollars-- circled in red.
Yes, folks, show biz is a remarkable thing. Between this windfall and the occasional 67-cent checks for various game shows he’s hosted, we will be able to visit the current Hawaii Five-O in person!
You, of course, can subsidize my tropical dreams by purchasing my books right here. I’ll even eat a pineapple in your behalf.