Email tonight from a viewer via Facebook. Justin Wells was about to test my memory going back 25 years or so.
Hey Geoff do you remember meeting my brother (he passed away in Nov last year)?
One night, back in the mid-80’s I’m guessing, he was driving in New Haven, saw you in a car and asked for your autograph. He said, “Hey Geoff any SNOW tonight?”
As a joke you wrote on a piece of paper (which I still have), “John no snow tonight.”
lol it was funny ta me. My brother was a real big guy. Just though u might remember…anyway good luck with Fox.
I am sad to hear about Justin’s brother. I was glad to hear the story. I am always fearful I’ll hear from someone to whom I wasn’t as nice.
I wrote back.
Justin – vaguely. It sounds like the kind of smart ass thing I’d do. I am sorry to hear about your loss. That’s a real shame.
Thanks Geoff. You’re a good dude. Glad things worked out for ya. Have a happy 4th.
This is the major thing I learned between jobs There are a lot of people whose lives have crossed mine and who still have a memory. It’s a little overwhelming at first.
Obviously I’ve lead a very public life. When I am at any event I always try to visit every table. I don’t shy away. I enjoy the attention. I absolutely don’t mind you saying hello.
I am not perfect. Surely there’s someone I blew off or treated poorly. Over time that stuff happens to everyone.
Emails like Justin’s tell me what I’m doing is the right thing.