I had to fly back to Jersey to do some chores for Dad. It was a quick trip. The weather in Dallas and Jersey didn’t help any and made the trip even shorter. I did a good job on Saturday and Dad gave me some time off.
Hmmm, what does an autograph hound do when he has some free time….? He finds a show with autographs. Yes, this is another example of my addiction and the wife’s patience. I drove 1 ½ hour to North Jersey for Chiller Theater. I knew about this show in advance and while I hoped to attend I didn’t think I would get much time there. And to be truthful, I didn’t spend much time there. I think I was there less time than it took to drive up there.
Knowing that I had a small window of opportunity and Chiller Theater is a big show, my list of ‘wants’ was small. I got to the show about 4:30 PM. Luckily most of the crowd was gone. As I picked up my wristband and entered the show, I saw Max Gail on my right. He was the very top person on my list.
Max was finishing up with a guy as I walked up. He leaned over and quickly put a fork of something into his mouth. I asked if he wanted me to come back after he ate. He said he had been trying to eat for an hour. It was not an issue.
I picked a photo and handed it over. He signed. I told him my favorite Wojo scene was the one where he was hypnotized. He had a clueless look on his face. And why wouldn’t he? The show has been off the air for decades. Knowing that he didn’t have a clue what I was talking about, I gave a brief recap just so he didn’t think I was crazy. He still didn’t know what I was talking about.
Oh well, I left and gave him a chance to finish his lunch...dinner he had bene working on.