It’s SuperBowl Sunday…..
It’s Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday…..
….and I just returned from a triumphal appearance at Ben Franklin at the CNP (Council for National Policy) meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
I was afraid it could bomb because I had to stay in character for three hours, including an hour at the cocktail reception, where I entertained some 300 guests with quizzes, anecdotes, giving away Franklin half dollars, etc. I worked long and hard to develop some funny questions, quotes and stories.
For example, I approached several people this way: “I have heard a rumor that my image is on the face of a dollar bill. This surely flatters my vanity. Does anyone have such a dollar bill to prove this rumor to be true?”
A few times a man would reach into his pocket and pulled out a $100 bill and show it to me. I took it in my hand, and then placed it in my pocket, and said, “I just want to see if Poor Richard is still right when it says, ‘A fool and his money are soon parted’!” Then of course I would return the $100 bill….but it got a lot of laughs.
Be free, AEIOU,
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