This is my Famous People that I have met page.
Cowboy Bob Show - He had a morning show for kids, on channel 4, with fun stuff and cartoons. I met Cowboy Bob back in the early 70's, when my dad invited him to church. I dont know how much my dad had to pay him to come, but it was worth it in my eyes. Cowboy Bob brought his horse Trigger too. I actually have a picture of me sitting on his horse.
Janie's Show - Back in the early 70's, her show was on channel 4 too, fun stuff and cartoons. I did not meet Janie until the late 80's. My mom at the time was working for School # 114. She told me that Janie was the music teacher there. I went to the school one day, to visit Janie. She was a really nice lady.
Pink Floyd - In the mid-80's I was working for a Tool Rental company - I was a driver, I delivered the tools out to the construction jobs. I delivered a large air compressor out to the Hoosier Dome for a concert that was happening later that evening. For the life of me I could not figure out why on earth they wanted a huge air pump - this air pump was used for jack hammers. Once in the Hoosier Dome, I met the manager, I explained how to use the pump, and the manager said hey follow me. I walked behind him to this room, with two guys standing outside of the door. The manager said he is with me and we walked in, inside was a bunch of people. I at the time was not a fan of Pink Floyd - nor did I know who they were or what they sang. The manager said, Allen, (name on my uniform) I have to go take this call, I will be right back. If you are hungry go ahead and eat. There was a buffet set up. I thought oh how cool. So I grabbed a plate and fixed myself some food. I am not the type that will just stand in the corner, I like to mingle and talk. The topic of the room was the rehearsal that just happened. I worked myself around the room, until I got into the back of the room. There was an open seat, so I thought I will go sit down. The problem was the seat was in between two guys that had their feet up in front of them. I walked over to one of the guys and said excuse me could I sit there, the guy moves his legs and I sat down. Their conversation stopped, they all just looked at me. I say hey how is everyone today? One of them says "Who are you?" oh I am Allen and I just delivered a air pump, as I am chowing down the food. Excellent, now we can get the pig started. I thought pig? I asked what pig? We blow it up and float it down to the stage. I said cool. The manager walks up behind me and says there you are, he chuckles and says "I see you have met the band"
Gov. Evan Bayh - in the mid to late 80's I was working for Indiana State Captiol Security Police Department. I was walking around the Captiol building one night, I saw Gov. Bayh and Mrs. Bayh walking down the street, I walked up to them and asked them how their evening was going, they said it was great, and how beautiful it was out that night. I did my duty and walked them to thier car.
Donald Trump - In the early 90's I was working for Indiana State Conference Center, there was a very large meeting going on in our Auditorium. The news media was there, people every where. I was walking out of the Auditorium, and hit shoulders with a man that was taller than me, and had blond hair. I appoligized to him, and he said no problem. I guess he could see the stress on my face. He said " a piece of advice" I thought here it comes - he said "Real Estate"
I never put it together until I got back to the office. I was telling my boss what happened, and she asked where he was, I said out in the Atrium. She walks out to the Atrium and comes back to the office and said you walked into Donald Trump.
The Back Street Boys - In the late 90's I was working at Walt Disney World, Epcot, Electric Umbrella. One night I worked a double, I was exhausted. The park was closed and had been for over an hour, as I am walking in the tunnel, up to the bus stop, I hear a pargo behind me, so I naturally move over closer to the wall. The pargo was flying, and missed me by inches, I actually saw my pant leg move. I was tired and lost control, and said HEY really loud. I see the front of the pargo go down and hear the squealing tires, I thought oh great 5 teen age boys against me. This is not going to be a pretty site. The pargo goes into reverse, they get to where I am and the diver said, oh man I really got close to you, sorry. As I am looking at them, I was thinking to myself where do I know these faces from, I couldn't put a name on it, but I knew them. I scolded them for driving like that and told them to be more careful. The driver agreed and off they went again. I see the bus, and I wave it down, as I stepped on the bus, I said OH MY GOD that was Howie! The bus driver said who is Howie, I said from the Back Street Boys. The driver said yeah I heard they were in town. I started laughing and said, I just scolded them for driving a pargo crazy. The driver started laughing with me, and said maybe they need to hear it.
Dave Smiley - In mid 2003 I was working for a window cleaning company. I was just about to finish up a job at a bridle shop. This guy walks up behind me and said looks good, we had a short conversation about window cleaning and general things. It was a very nice change. Normally people act like you are not there. Or they say " you missed a spot" trying to sound funny to their family and friends. But not Dave, his conversation was real and not fake at all. After he left and I finished up my work, I went in to get paid, I asked the owner who he was, and they said he was the host for the morning show on WZPL. I started listening to his show.