My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.” (Prof. Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN).
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Everyday by Buddy Holly. That's All sung by Edie Adams. I Have Dreamed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, sung by Frank Sinatra. And almost anything written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lerner and Lowe, or sung by Buddy Holly, Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, or Fred Astaire.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That someday they'll close that diner!
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. My mother's Greek spinach rolls (though we're not Greek).
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the Oval Office, shaking President Obama's hand.