Monday, October 13, 2008

Paul Newman Revisited

My SIL sent this to me.

I don't know if it's true or not, but it could be. And it's funny.

Only women of a certain era will fully appreciate this.... True story. (If you don't understand this, tell your mother, she'll get it!)

A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.

One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone.

She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village, and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.

There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee.

The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes.

The actor nodded graciously and the star-struck woman smiled demurely.

"Pull yourself together!" she chided herself."You're a happily married woman with three children; you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!"

The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.

When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty.

"Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store?" Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a holder on the counter or something! No ice cream cone was in sight.

With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman.

His face broke into his familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, "You put it in your purse."


Pam said...

To use today's vernacular, LOL!

sufferingsummer said...

I hope that really happened cause that's just too funny.

thebookbaglady said...

Hilarious! That is probably something I would do.
Love, Gretchen

Carolina said...

Haha! I could so see myself doing that!! So funny!

Cherie said...

I know, I would do the same thing...and faint of embarrassment!

Marianne Elixir said...

I love this story. So something I would do.

I nominated you for a blog award from my food blog today. Just wanted to let you know.

tshsmom said...

Yup, I would've done the same thing, or worse, after looking in those eyes!

Cherie said...

Same here - those eyes!!

Cherie said...

Oh, and that grin!

Melanie said...

This is hilarious!

Cherie said...

Thanks, Melanie, for cracking up with me! What a mess, huh, ice cream all over a purse's inside. Ew.

Anonymous said...

Your way of telling a fun story is great.

Cherie said...

Thanks, Anonymous!

Joyce said...

This is great! I love it!!! Paul Newman must've loved this too!!