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COLUMNS : BRUSHES WITH THE FAMOUS  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
Oh, those eyes! (02/04/2007)
From: Toni Zaborowski

Growing up in the Cities, my family spent every summer vacationing in Brainerd and continued for many years after we relocated to Winona. George Montgomery who was our nei ... 

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The man in black (02/04/2007)
From: Elayne Rieck

Milwaukee, Wis.

Over thirty years ago my husband and I ran a small antique store a block north of a Holiday Inn in Milwaukee. Many famous people stayed there and the proprietor  ... 

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It’s the old wood chopper himself (01/31/2007)
From: Earl Schreiber

The late jazz great, Woody Herman, presented a concert in Somsen Auditorium sometime around 1950.

(A performance bill for this concert and then the dance following at the W ... 

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The really famous (01/31/2007)
From: Charles Kubicek

Winona

I have meet a few famous people over the years, too. I was honored to meet General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, while attending the 4th Marine Div ... 

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A lot of famous people! (01/28/2007)
From: Jane A. Kohner

My twin sister Jeanne and I grew up in a home filled with music of every genre. Listening to the Texaco sponsored Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts, we learned to love opera.  ... 

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A star comes to stay (01/28/2007)
From: Laura Windmiller

When I was still in grade school, there was a community theater that presented plays during the summer in a tent on the green. It was usually local actors, with one "big" na ... 

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An Irish Folksinger (01/28/2007)
From: Carol (Wiggins) Gainer

Ettrick, Wis.

It was fall 1964. My singin' partner, Johnny Weigel, had ridden his motorcycle from LaCrosse to Madison that day, carrying his guitar and a bunch of new  ... 

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On the campaign trail (01/28/2007)
From: Julieanne Schwemer

"KE-double-NEDY, Jack's the nation's favorite guy, everyone's going to back Jack, because Jack is on the right track," etc. etc. (sung to the tune of High Hopes).

It was  ... 

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Where all the men are good-looking (01/28/2007)
From: Teresa Stedman

"K-E-I-L-L-O-R. Garrison." he said.

I recognized the voice. I looked up at the front desk in a Mayo Clinic waiting room a few years ago. Yes there he was. Hard to mistak ... 

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Cowboy at the L.A. airport (01/24/2007)
From: David Girod

Winona

My one and only claim to fame where I met a famous TV personality was in 1969. My mother had passed away on March 20. I wanted to go visit relatives in California - an au ... 

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