<< Chuck Dunnaway, Famous '60s Radio Personality
That's my friend Chuck Dunnaway. Many of you know him because he was one of the most famous disc jockeys of all times, working in major markets all over the US, until he and his wife, Kendall, bought their own station, built it to icon status, sold it, became better than well-fixed, then retired and moved to the Houston area.
Chuck sent me an interesting web site called "Take Me Back to the Sixties." While fun music is playing, it points out the way things were back then. One of them shows that you could have bought a new Chevy Impala for less than $3,000.
It reminded me of the time when Glenda was my girlfriend in college. I had a swell-looking new MG, and I thought we looked just great in it -- Glenda with her red hair, me with my self-satisfied goofy grin and all.
But Glenda insisted we'd look a lot better if we were in a new jet black 'vette.
By then I had learned not to argue with Glenda, and I couldn't seem to get her mind off of the prospect of our looking much better in a jet black 'vette. So one afternoon after classes, we got in the MG and headed off to the Chevy dealer in Ft. Worth.
They wanted $3,500 for that black 'vette. I just couldn't see it, so I told Glenda we were going to have to continue looking like nouveau-Ma and Paw Kettle in the baby blue MG. Glenda said, "OK," and that was that. She never brought it up again. What a surprise! She must have really loved me after all.
So here's Chuck's fun web site. See how things use to be. (Meanwhile, what do they want for a 'vette today? Better yet, what do they want for a restored '61 jet black 'vette today?) OK, here's the site:
And here are Chuck and Kendall Dunnaway today.
<<Chuck and Kendall Dunnaway, 2007
POSTSCRPT: Glenda Holloway Snipes passed away from cancer on September 30, 2011.