91 days to go before I become an adult!   1 comment

12th  Birthday February 29, 1984 South Florida

Leap Year 12 Michaels house Leap year


In 1984 Leap Year fell on a Wednesday. Following are some of the notes from my diary: Party at Mike McCarroll’s house on Tuesday February 28–Bill G gave me a framed posted of “La Cage Aux Folles” the last show we saw together (which I still have in 2020!) John Connolly came in from St. Louis and Buddy Vest from NYC.  Buddy played Zach in the touring company and was responsible for me and Dr. K seeing the show in NYC on September 29, 1983 when it became the longest running show in Broadway’s history and became the most exciting performance I ever saw in a theatre! 


I don’t believe I wrote the following but it is my handwriting and I had been sober for  3 years by then: too much food–3 cakes!


The next evening Thursday February 29 I gave a party at Bobby Rubbino’s Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for the crew at Wag’s where I was working–as a surprise Shirley, Mike’s mother, came into town and joined us–the next evening we took her to La Vielle Masson–an excellent French restaurant in Boca Raton.

Bob Schink, the ‘last’ Fuller Brush salesman’ in Broward county, was at all events and  took a load of pictures but I don’t seem to have any except at Mike’s house.


For the record: all the restaurants I mentioned have closed but more importantly Mike, Buddy, Dr. K, Bob and Shirley plus some in the picture have died.



Posted November 30, 2019 by greatmartin in LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY, LIFE EVENTS

One response to “91 days to go before I become an adult!

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  1. Are you really sure you’re ready for adulthood?
    It’s not all it’s cracked up to be!

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