Sis Pat, and me met Ringo in the back recesses of NBC.
What? Might you ask...
How did we accomplish such a remarkable task? Was he with his Barbara?
Did he have a bodyguard?
Did you have a camera?
Wow! That's really something which doesn't happen everyday.
But...wait a minute, you live in L.A.
You MUST have connections. After all, Beatle Sis Pat, works at good ole' Disney.
Surely she could have sneaked you into the back recesses of NBC?
No, believe it or not, Robby and Rory, Beatlemaniacs to the core, bestowed us with Tonight Show tickets as a gift.
Are you getting my drift?
As employees of NBC, they treated us like Royalty.
When we first heard Ringo sing, "Never Without You", we could not believe our ears!
It's such a beautiful heartfelt tribute to George.
We were brought to tears.
But... How did we meet him?
Who was he with? What did he say?
Was he with Barbara? Did you have a camera?
Did he sign an autograph?
No, we couldn't take a photograph.
Nor, did he sign an autograph.
The dear producer of the Tonight Show was so amazingly kind to Beatle Sis Pat, Beatle Sis Susan, Beatlemaniacs Rory, and Robby
That he took us to to the back recesses of NBC after meeting us in the lobby!
We waited and waited, oh so patiently outside Soundstage Number Four
And then...THERE HE WAS! LITTLE RITCHIE HIMSELF WALKED OUT THE DOOR!!!!
Giving me just a moment to compose.
What? No Barbara by his side! No bodyguard in tow!
I found myself striding ever so slow, ever sooo slow.
Will I ever reach him?
I am moving in slo-mo!
Thrusting out my trembling hand reaching toward his
He has no other choice but to shake it.
I marvel at this...
His deep blue eyes
The impeccable brilliance of his flaming red shirt contrasted ever so well against the blackness of his suit.
Oh my God! HE IS SO BLOODY CUTE!!!
In the magic of that moment... "Ringo, I am a HUGE fan since all these many years. Thank you for being born."
I'm now blinking back tears.
With a huge grin and a twinkle in his eye, "You're quite welcome, Luv, " he laughs.
He struts away and I let out a sigh.
And THAT'S the day Beatle Sis Pat and Beatle Sis Susan discovered
IT DON'T COME EASY meeting Ringo unless you're with NBC Execs Robby and Rory
Beatlemaniacs to the core.
End of Story.
Susan Hancock started writing poetry at the ripe old age
of nine years. Her first poem, "War", an anti- war
statement, was published in her elementary school newspaper in
Chicago. She has continued to write poetry and publish in various
anthologies throughout her life.
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