By that, you are only 1 person away from lots of famous people, lol!
One was even a king/emperor! (Ethiopia. He patted me on the head.)
I don't feel the 'cool' factor about people much, though, because I grew up around it. You get to see, close up, that most famous people are just people. I felt, young, that it wasn't right to bother people when they weren't working, such as shopping at the store, eating out, etc. I've seen so many people doing that...David Cassidy, Patty Duke, etc. and always kind of felt sorry for them when they didn't get their space.
Granted, they're in the public eye, so should expect that, but it also seems to me that they should be able to shop for dinner.
My sister would ask for autographs, but because I felt the way that I did, I didn't. (I got a little book for autographs of wrestlers or singers and such, as an adult. I only used them at events, though, where people were specifically signing. I have like 4 signatures, lol!)
But, I got really angry at Rosie Greer when my little sister asked for an autograph at a track meet at U.C.L.A. and he was mean to her when he wouldn't sign for her. She was a child. Grrr.
Yes, going to school with people here too.
Oh, of course I know the turtles! Mid-late 60's I liked the song Happy Together when it came out. I always sing it with gusto when I hear it, lol! That's cool. :-)
Now that you mention crushes, I was at least starry eyed over one person; Donovan. When he moved in next door...which is who Ringo Starr visited, I thought that it was really cool. :-)
Yeah, not good about the Manson Family members. People sometimes talk about people with their type of history, saying that they weren't that bad previously. My thought is: Yes they were. They didn't turn that way overnight. They had mental issues all along, I *guarantee* it. :-(
I lost some sleep over them, as they would break into homes when people were sleeping, very close to where we lived. I understand that they were 'practicing.'
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