Famous Dallas area connections (Plano, Garland: mortgage, lender, home)
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[SIZE=3]Carol Shelby (Shelby jet Cobra and Ford Mustang fame) [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Charlie Pride lived near or on the corner of Straight Lane [/SIZE]
Charlie Pride lives on Northaven, between Inwood and the tollway. Back in the late 70s, my mother and some friends had an early morning walking group and would occasionally walk up Northaven. One day he almost accidentally backed into them with his car. They all laughed about it and he was very apologetic, really nice guy.
My daughter and I saw him about 2 years ago walking at Preston Royal shopping center. I think I was staring at him, not because I recognized him right off, but because I was trying to place him and remember how I "knew" him. We nodded and smiled at each other. It wasn't until I got to my car that I realized who he was.
I got to 'introduce' Carroll Shelby at the recent Woodrow 80th celebration. This was at the pep rally before the parade, which included many of his cars and our 20 new hall of fame inductees - among them Steve Miller '61, Neil Fletcher (corny dogs) '53, Mariano Martinez (frozen margarita inventor) '63, Bob Goodrich (ABC Sports-15 time Emmy winner), Pulitzer Prize winner Larry Wright, are some you would know...
See this video trailer for the DVD coming out soon:
I am soo jealous - I wanted to go -- btw Dusty is from the class of '67 which is producing the video.
My daughter wanted to go as well. Uh, NO! Mom ain't ready yet for her kids to be going to rock concerts and getting a hint of that aroma that wafts by every now and then. I'm still a kid at those things
It was pretty good but Aerosmith sure missed playing a few of their really good songs: Sweet Emotion for one. . We think his voice was going some and he just couldn't do it anymore on some of the songs.
Stevie Ray Vaughn grew up in Oak Cliff. Bonnie and Clyde hail from there as well, and Clyde is buried at Laurelland. Lots of other famous folks from OC...
Clyde Barrow is actually buried at a cemetary on Ft. Worth Avenue in Dallas. I had heard that a long time ago, and a number of years ago I happened to be near there and stopped there to see if I could find it. It wasn't hard - lots of flowers that people still leave. Beneath his name, it simply read "Gone but not forgotten".
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