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Paging Mildred Glick
December 3, 2008 |
Dear Mr. Keillor
I am listening to the rerun of your November 29th show from Cincinnati and in your greetings you wish a happy 102nd birthday to Mildred Glick in Hollywood. I believe she is my mother's old friend, my "Aunt" Micky, my sister's namesake. I've lost track of her over the years and would love to touch base with her and her children. I can't believe there would be two Mildred Glicks in Hollywood. Is it possible for you to put me in touch with the person who sent the birthday wishes?
I had to laugh when I heard the age because my mother always said Aunt Micky lied about her age. I celebrated her "50th" with her in California with her, then, 5th husband, my Uncle Fred. People are amazed when I tell them the story of my two "aunts", one on the east coast and one on the west coast, who each had been married five times and their last husband was the same man.
Those greetings, my dear Suzanne, are scribbled on scraps of paper by people in the audience and when I'm done reading them, I drop them on the floor and they're collected by a stagehand who throws them away. So we don't know any more than what you heard on the air, and probably that was all that was written on the slip of paper anyway. If anyone reads this who knows MILDRED GLICK OF HOLLYWOOD M*I*L*D*R*E*D**G*L*I*C*K *OF**H*O*L*L*Y*W*O*O*D paging MILDRED GLICK OF HOLLYWOOD and they'd like to put her in touch with you, we will pass that information on. A woman who married five times is worth your getting to know better. Hope spring eternal.