Saturday, September 27, 2008
The man my mom had a crush on.
With the passing of Paul Newman, an era comes to an end. He was the consummate professional whether it came to acting, car racing, or business. He walked the walk, and didn't talk much. Mr. Newman married JoAnn Woodward and stayed married to her the rest of his life. He was generous and donated most of the profits of his food business to charity. My mom would tease my dad by freely admitting in my dad's presence that she had a crush on Paul Newman. Dad would just chuckle, because he thought he (Dad) looked just like David Jansen or Burt Reynolds. When Paul Newman was asked if he ever thought of straying, he said, "Why would I go out for hamburger when I have steak at home?" A good man.