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COLUMNS : BRUSHES WITH THE FAMOUS  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
You look just like... (02/28/2007)
From: Julie McAllen

Galesville, WI

Those of you who think you met someone famous beware and pay attention to this experience!

I have not met anyone famous that I'm aware of, but I have met peopl ... 

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Mick and Ginger (02/18/2007)
From: Laurie J. Becker

When my uncle, John Michalowski, was in the Air Force in World War II, he would frequent the USO performances that were given for servicemen. One that he will never forget fe ... 

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New York, New York (02/18/2007)
From: David Girod

Winona

In 1965 my oldest brother Donald graduated from Carleton College (math major). He spent the next year in Marburg, Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon completion of hi ... 

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Rockin’ brushes (02/18/2007)
From: Steve Cooker

Minnesota City, Minn.

Working in the La Crosse market had its privileges while on the radio as an air talent from the early eighties to the early nineties. Big city radio people ... 

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Jobs bring brushes with famous (02/14/2007)
From: Roger and Ramona Metz

I have been blessed with having been involved with organizations that gave me the opportunity to meet and greet some of the famous or celebrities. My early years in bus ... 

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The men named Black (02/07/2007)
From: Aaron Ruppert

Being the music and entertainment fan that I am, I have attended countless concerts and comedy shows over the past 15 years. While the number of bands/comedians I have seen wil ... 

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60 Minutes (02/04/2007)
From: Beth and Conway Elton

It was Thanksgiving Day three years ago and our familly had juist watched the Macy's Parade in New York. We were getting on the train, going back to New Canaan to our d ... 

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Hello, little schoolgirl (02/04/2007)
From: Linda Lewis

In 1970, when I was a 21-year-old flower child, I lived in San Francisco. The Grateful Dead were scheduled to play at the Family Dog, a venue very much like the old Cotter Rec, o ... 

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I’m not a star (02/04/2007)
From: Brandi Moore

I was flying to Nashville to visit my brother and his family about nine years ago. I had missed my connection in Chicago and this being one of my first flights alone I was pre ... 

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Lost in Translation? (02/04/2007)
From: Kevin Burke

Truly just a brush with fame but it was funny at the time, and looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. It was in Minneapolis, MN, at a bar in Frog Town. It was many years ago, ... 

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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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Dancing with the star (01/24/2007)
From: Jeff Kohner and

Carol Kohner Buse

When reading your article in the Post, we were reminded of our mother's "Brush with the Famous."

Our mother, Marie Kohner, recently passed away at the age ... 

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Minneapolis airport sighting (01/24/2007)
From: Pat Ozmun

Winona

In April 1996 my husband and I were sitting in the Minneapolis airport waiting to leave on vacation. For some reason, planes were having problems staying on schedule and th ... 

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