A TOAST TO A SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR!
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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
ED SULLIVAN PRESENTS
“My 8th grade friends adored the Monkees.”
“You didn’t, I presume.” Dale sips her Sangiovese.
“Beatles copycats created by NBC. Actors.”
“Not Kosher, eh?”
“As a ham sandwich. Like every other American kid, I glued myself to the TV, February 9, 1964, dazzled by the four lads from Liverpool. My 10-year-old heart floated on the clouds, unaware of any other guest stars.” I click a link. “Until now.”
“Anyone I’d know?”
“Ever hear of Davy Jones?”
“The Monkee? Sure.”
“He reprised his Oliver Twist role as the Artful Dodger that very night.”
I raise my glass. “Vive internet!”
The Monkees were handpicked by NBC for a silly television show to capitalize on the Beatles’ movie Help. Ironically, these four guys did become a band in their own right. And, for the record, I do enjoy their music.
R.I.P. David Jones – December 30, 1945 to February 29, 2012 😦