Well, I’m back and as you see I have been away for awhile. Rochelle, her husband, Jan, and I were at the Ozark Writer’s League conference in Branson, MO. Rochelle won a prize for her art, and I won a door prize OF art — a little clay-made owl by Ronda Del Boccio. Rochelle and I did a radio play from the Baby Snooks Show of 1948 that starred Funny Lady Fanny Brice. Rochelle was Snooks, I played the part radio actor Hanley Stafford played — Snooks’ dad (with his perpetual headache of a daughter). We had a great time! See the video on YouTube and you’ll see what we look and talk like!
OK, the story. This is a true story and it fit the photo because, well … you just can’t make up this stuff!
Photo by Georgia Koch.
The police report came through to the news assignment desk at WMXT.
“Mike Bradley, 38, found dead in Lake Quivira due to boating accident.”
The news sent producer Amy and associate producer Angie, into a stunned silence. Mike Bradley was their Assignment Editor! And he had a boat at Lake Quivira!
“Angie, you don’t suppose …”
“Lemme get this. I’ll call the house. ”
Angie dialed the phone. Mike Bradley’s voice answered. “This is Mike.”
Angie sighed. “Oh, Mike! I’m SO happy to hear your voice!”
Mike chuckled, “I’m so happy that you thought of me as still being 38 years old!”