Last Sat. I was at the Borders in Rancho Mirage hustling my Dummies book.
My best response was that from a young woman who was buying one for her boyfriend and who really wanted the signage art I had with me as sample photography. I gave her a large print, and made her day.
The worst response I had was when I went up to a middle-aged woman on her way to the Seattle’s Best coffee inside the store. I told her about my book and she broke out into a cackle, a sound the likes which I’d never heard.
Brisk sales I had indeed, that is, until Kaye Ballard came along hustling her book. She was in the Mothers-in-Law from 1967-69.
I was a boy when I watched her show and I remember it well. I think I watched more television than anyone does today back then. That was one of my favorite programs and I tell no lies. It was not only Ballard who was hilarious, but it was also her chemistry with Eve Arden (Rydel High’s principal) that captured me.
I gotta question for those over 30…What movie was Eve Arden a principal in?