First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond, both here and in private e-mails, to the Brad stories. The comments were overwhelmingly positive. He and I are both so grateful for all the friends we have made since we started coming to Las Vegas over 27 years ago, so many of them as a direct result of the frugal writings. That is the best “pay” of all!
To answer the question about the star who held up Brad’s homecoming - he does not remember her name. She was not famous, or at least Brad had never heard of her.
And to answer another question – no, this is not the end of the Brad stories. I have a couple more in the incubator to cover the time until the Brad story becomes the Jean and Brad story. And just maybe – I said maybe – one of these days there will be a book telling the Brad story and the Jean story and then the Jean and Brad story. We’ll just have to see.