Yesterday as I was walking along the Hollywood Walk of Fame I overheard one 70-something man coo to another, "Oh look, it's Morey Amsterdam's star." Then he paused before continuing, "These kids today have no idea who he is."
I turned to them and said, "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
They smiled and the other 70-something man said shaking his head with nostalgic wonder, "And so much more."
Twenty feet away I heard the first man (now slightly behind me) coo again, "Oh, and now look, It's George Gobel."
I turned to them and said with a pistol finger, "Hollywood Squares."
Again the second 70-something replied, "And so much more."
It was really touching. I was pleased that Morey and George were getting some love because I'm certain that's not happening all that often.
The 70-something are right - I often see people look at a star and say to their companion with a laugh, "Who?"
Anyway, later in the day I recalled these two sweet 70-something men and allowed my mind to wander to the future...
I hope in 30-something years when I'm walking down the Walk of Fame with a fellow 70-something and coo, "Oh look, it's Olivia Newton-John's star. These kids have no idea who she is."
And some whipper-snapper turns and finger pistols me, "Grease."
I will just as warmly reply, "And so much more."