IN THE 1960s TED WARD SHOWED UP AT MOMMA RUBY’S HOUSE IN HIS X CALIBER. AND TOOK ME FOR A RIDE OVER TO MY AUNT ARLETHA’S HOUSE. TO THE RESIDENCE OF THE TOWN, SEEING AN X CALIBER IN EAST PALO ALTO AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY WAS LIKE SEEING A MARTIAN LANDING HIS SPACESHIP ON PLANET EARTH FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE BOOK: “The Fabulous Ward Brothers: The Original Macks”, is like a puzzle with missing pieces. The author states that she is not talking about my family when she is talking about the Wards. Ted Wards daughter is my first cousin. And her last name is Ward. So the logical conclusion is that the Wards and the Gardners are one family. My aunt was Ted Wards business partner. How do I know this, I was there the author was not. That is how families have worked for hundreds of years. Two families come together and become one family. Like Sly Stone said, “It’s a family affair.”

Ted Ward and the Ward family sent flowers to my dads funeral. The Wards and the Gardners were not street level but high level.

THE DAY I MET THE GUY WITH RICHARD GERE’S FACE

I seem to have this uncanny ability to run into famous people. This has happened all of my life. So I’m on the set of the NetFlix Show 13 Reasons Why. And I walk up to this extra, and I said to him, ” Do you know who you look like?” And he takes off his glasses and says who? I said,” You look like the actor Richard Gere. He then says, “He’s my first cousin.” I asked him what was he doing here. He said that he had a bad injury at work and had to change careers. And was now pursuing acting for the first time.

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