The Get Smart Gathering:
| Part two of the Get Smart Gathering took
place Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. That adventure
began Saturday morning when I rolled out of bed at 7:30 a.m. with an upset
stomach. I meandered downstairs and thought some breakfast would help. I tried
to understand what my German neighbors were talking about, but could only gather
that their child was trying to get her grandmother's attention and wanted milk.
So much for four years of German. I decided to go back up stairs.
Sometime later I went back downstairs. Jodi,
Barb, Jen and I tried to assimilate what had gone on the night before. I don't
know where we got with that, but we did discuss how Barbara Feldon has the
patience of a saint and how we felt about getting up the courage to talk to Don
Our group then headed off to Roxbury Park.
There were a lot of neat sights along the way... including points of interest
like the Roxy and Whiskey a Go-Go. Once we got into Beverly Hills there were
tons of swank houses to look at -Daddy Warbucks mansions and Florida Homes. It
was wall to wall money! One thing I noticed was that all the grocery stores
were picketing amid this town of neon green lawns.
When we arrived at the park we weren't too
sure where to go. The place was filled with soccer games and people walking
their dogs. After trekking to the other side, we found we the only Smartians
there. That led to some panic, but a few minutes later I noticed a tall figure
walking over the hill... it was Alan Spencer! Shortly after that Carl Birkmeyer
showed up and we were just about set.
Everyone still seemed to be in a daze from
the night before. Was this real? Did it actually happen? Well, the proof is in
the pictures and the snap shots I took at the picnic can be perused below.
|| Food is naturally one of the highlights of a
picnic. Roxbury Park had grills, but all of us chose carry out... the most
popular choice being Subway.
Actually, I was impressed with that. Usually I take
my life in my hands when I eat Subway, but the little joint in Beverly Hills we
went to made pretty good subs.
| Smartian Sue Kesler had a cardboard Max and
brought it out to the picnic for us to stand around and take pictures.
form, this Maxwell Smart kept falling face first into the dirt. I guess we had
the right secret agent.
| Sue also brought her pride and joy -an exact
replica of Max's Sunbeam!
What a neat car! Sue even gave rides around the block
Now this is what the whole weekend was all
about (mostly) --hanging out and chatting about Get Smart. It equated it to a
'live' Friday night chat session.
In the above pictures, Nate Sears and Alan
Spencer are participating in a Maxwell Smart impersonation contest. Both had
Don's voice down pat. For his talent at being Max, Nate won an autographed copy
of The Life and Times of Maxwell Smart. Jodi Goldfinger also won the same book
for reciting the proposal scene from memory.
| Yeah, I'm such a poser...
from these pics, it looks like I'm not alone.
Hey, we were heading home so we
got all "Huggy Bear" in the end.
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