In Other Words With Dave – March 2019
Have you ever met anyone famous? That topic of conversation came up the other night while having dinner with friends. I enjoy hearing stories from each person. Sports figures, a newscaster, a famous author – all good tales. When the focus came around to me, I started by asking, “Do you want to hear about Charles Schulz, Howard Stern, Brooke Shields or Sir Anthony Hopkins?” I now have their attention. We decide to go with Brooke.
When I was 15 years old, Brooke Shields and her mom moved to my small, quiet northern New Jersey town of Haworth. To be more specific, they moved one house away from mine. Their home was like a mini-mansion – almost a castle. It was slightly out of place on a street populated with tidy modest homes. News of the famous, young actress and model moving in caused quite a stir in town.
I lived in that neighborhood another four years and never saw or spoke to Brooke again. What did Brooke need at the pharmacy? She bought a toothbrush and toothpaste. Thanks, Brooke, for a truly great ‘brush’ with fame story.