Sunday, June 7, 2015

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

When you were 7 did you ever spend twelve consecutive hours in a saloon? I did.

In 1961, on a Lord's Sabbath, my whole family was in Loftus Tavern from noon to midnight. That day, syndicated cartoonist of "The Neighbors," George Clark doodled in a front booth nursing a whiskey and drew sketches of Mom and Rory (see them below). That night, I spent countless dimes playing "Walk the Line" on the Wurlitzer jukebox.

This Wednesday, June 10th @ 7pm 
Van Alen Institute presents:
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" storytelling show 
Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn

 I'm toasting the spot where I first felt like a regular in my neighborhood - Loftus Tavern.

Here are directions.

I'm proud to share the stage with these amazing yarn weavers, Michelle Levy, T.J. Mannix, Kathleen Spellman de'Rossi and Adam Wade. It's a dream line-up ~ all details at the link below. Hope to see you there. Thank you, Adam and the Van Alen Institute for inviting me.

If you like my work check out my memoir, 
"I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood." Available at Logos Book Store or online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

The book has 104 Amazon five star reviews out of 104 total reviews posted. We're pitching a perfect game. My old world echoes TV's "The Wonder Years" ~ just add taverns, subways and Checker cabs. You can also purchase my photography portfolio, "River to River - New York Scenes From a Bicycle" on Amazon.

This Wed, June 10th @ 7pm, 
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" storytelling show 
@Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn
sponsored by Van Alen Institute 

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