Monday, September 14, 2009
Mr. Paddock, I presume
Over the weekend Howard and I stopped by the Hyatt and caught up with Jackie Jocko. Our friends Ellen and Mike were there too. They are from Orchard Park. And they told us the funniest thing.
Mike said that at this party we were all at a few weeks ago, there was a guy there who was sure that Howard was Duane Paddock, of Paddock Chevrolet.
"I said no, that is Howard Goldman," Mike said.
He said the guy stuck to his guns. "No, that is Duane Paddock, from Paddock Chevrolet," he said. "I am going to go and say hello to him now."
Ha, ha! Howard does not remember anyone coming up to him saying "Hello, Mr. Paddock." But oh, who knows, as Jocko might say. It could have happened.
The funniest thing was, I had never known there was a Mr. Paddock. I always looked at Paddock Chevrolet and I would see all those glistening new cars sitting there in rows in the lot, and I thought it was called Paddock Chevrolet because they were like horses in a paddock.
I honestly thought that!
And Jocko did too! We talked about that on Saturday.
Then we both sat there and laughed and laughed about there is actually someone named Paddock.
So, the big question. How closely does Duane Paddock resemble Howard Goldman? Here is a picture of Duane Paddock.
Here is a picture of the Duane Paddocks. Hereafter on this Web log we will refer to married couples that way.
Here is a picture Howard took of himself yesterday.
It is fun to look at pictures! Here is a picture of Leonard Pennario as he looked at the phase of his life I was writing about this morning, the time he was in the Air Corps.
And up at the top of this post is a picture of the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome as it looked during our Surprise Storm of 2006.
You can judge for yourself whether Howard Goldman looks like Duane Paddock.
It is a most curious question!