|Mom and I about 1937. This
was before I'd even heard of a
|Governer Ronald Reagan invited the Mickie Finn gang to
entertain at his party in Sacramento.
|My good friend Charlie Khederian always provides the perfect
|That's "Sugar" Willie and me at the original Shakey's
Pizza Parlor in Sacramento. He's saying . . . "play a
flatted 5th darn it!!!
|"The Silver Dollar Jazz Band", also know as "King Good Time
Pleasure Rag And His Front Street Levee Loungers", 50 years
later at a reunion.
|Sacramento High School's annual Variety Show
features the Original Silver Dollar Jazz Band.
|In 1976 Rich Richelieu made me this
fancy bicentenial banjo and presented
it to me at the San Jose Rally!
|The NBC Mickie Finn Television show in 1966 jazzin' it up at
the Burbank studio taping session.
|My friendship with Phil Howe,
clarinet and Burt Wilson, trombone
started in Junior High in 1947.
|Carolyn and I will have been
married for 55 years in 2013. What
a wonderful bunch of years it has
|It's 1935. I'm testing the water. Dick is ready to
swim. In Holland we were the first ones on our block
with this back yard pool!!
|My heroic mom, back in the US after we came
back from the occupation in Holland. I call her
heroic because during the fighting between the
Germans and the Canadians she saved out lives!
My book: "Through A Child's Eyes" tells all about
this experience and many others during the German
occupation from 1940 to 1945.
|After watching Eddie Peabody doing
one of his fantastic performances he
took the time to sign his picture for me.
|I always enjoy playing with a string bass or a tuba.
I'm really "diggin'" our duet!
|With "The Banjo Blasters" at the 2012
Tucson Banjo Blast.
|This is the plaque that Johnny Baier, the director
of the Oklahoma City banjo hall of fame, put up
for me at the Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City.
|This is Eddie Peabody and me playing a couple of hot choruses at the Mickie Finn Night
Club in San Diego. Eddie was featured for a one week's engagement. This particular
night he asked me to join him on stage.
What a blast that was!
|My brother Dick and I fresh off
the boat from Holland in 1946.