"...apologies for stepping on MP4's toes."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

MPPPP has a monopoly? I guess there's only so many Hollyweird stories to be told....

Famous folks with whom this reclusive old Okie somehow had some actual interaction include Barry Goldwater, Frank Hafemann, Donald Sutherland, Gene Siskell, Nora Dunn, Kevin Dunn, Paul Simon, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Steve Goodman, and the band Chicago... Eclectic selection, eh?

Frank Hafemann and his wonderful wife Jean befriended us when we accidentally moved to Santa Fe in the mid-70s. Frank was retired from H'wood, where his outstanding construction genius was employed building working elevator facades for Mission Impossible, and whole towns for Westerns. He had on his bathroom wall his design for the giant penis in Woody Allen's Everything YWTKA Sex But WAT Ask.

I wish I had taped every story Frank could tell.

We had to leave NM with tail tucked between legs and ultimately we lost touch with them, to my deep regret. I have never been good at maintaining old, long-distance friendships.

Jean made the deadliest pickled jalapenos!

/wistful nostalgia... uh... I'm back.