“This is a photo of me when I met Pat Morita roughly half a year before he passed away. He was getting honored at an Asian award show that I was volunteering at, and when he walked by he pointed at me and said ‘I want that hair!’
He was being followed by a bunch of other photographers and one of them said to take a picture with the guy with the crazy hair. He immediately went up to the wall and put his hands up on it, so I pretty much said to myself “ok, I guess I’m frisking Pat Morita”.
I was quick enough to give my camera to a friend of mine and she took the photo that you see here. My moment with Pat was super brief but I’ll never forget it!”
“A man advertising for a wife in Maine, 1865.”
CHANCE FOR A SPINSTER–a young man in Aroostook County, Maine advertising for a wife, speaks of himself as follows: “I am eighteen years old, and have a good set of teeth and believe in Andy Johnson, the star spangled banner, and the 4th of July. I have taken up a State lot, cleared 18 acres last year, and seeded ten of it down. My buckwheat looks first rate, and the oats and potatoes are bully. I have got nine sheep, a two-year-old bull, and two heifers, besides a house and barn. I want to get married. I want to buy bread-and-butter, hoop skirts, and waterfalls for some person of the female persuasion during life. That’s what’s the matter with me. But I don’t know how to do it.”
“I did an image search on my glamour photo and these were the closest lookalike photos. Glamorous? I was anything but.”
(submitted by Sarah)