Friday, March 18, 2011


I met Euell Gibbons, the guy that said "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible." and could turn a swamp into a Health food store with free merchandise. I was 17 and I said to him "I am a Grape Nuts Freak" and he signed me his autograph "To a fellow Grape Nuts Freak" and he even took a bite out of the paper he signed it on, the way he did the wooden plaque Sonny and Cher presented him with one time.
He was really cool for an old guy.


Kim said...

My dad loved grape nuts. I would eat them with him just to be able to "share" something he liked. Thanks for reminding me. I bet Euell was a cool guy, and not so very old in retrospect...

Anonymous said...

No grapes, no nuts, what's with that? I heard that on The Office just last night. I'm envious that you got to meet EG. He did seem like a radical old dude.

UF Mike