The Big Fig on the air!

Our good friend and famed actor Jimmy Harder (aka “The Big Fig”; see in Sept 17 entry) was interviewed this morning on KRNA radio (94.1 out of DesMoines, Iowa) by DJ’s Greg Dwyer and Bill Michaels (themselves aka “Two Dorks”). Apparently, the two were reminiscing about their favorite TV commercials and they started to discuss the old Fig Newton classis featuring Jimmy. A quick Google search and they found the video on YouTube. Timing is everything, as the video was only recently posted to YouTube. (We have been searching for a copy for years.)

Here is a link to the commercial:

Here is a recording of the radio interview:

Download the interview (right click then save-as)

Treking to the Cape

William made his first trip to Cape Cod this weekend. Tristan wanted to introduce his brother to Jimmy and Dorothy, his adopted aunt and uncle.


Jimmy singing to William


Dorothy with William

While on the Cape, we stayed at the “Bow Roof House”, a six room bed and breakfast in Chatham. It was suprising to find out how few hotels on the Cape would accept children under the age of 13.


Bow Rood House

It was recommended that the intrepid travellers stay at the “International Inn” in Hyannis, as it offered “suites”. This sounded like a good idea…the kids could be in one room while we stayed in another. Tom was, however, concerned when the reservation system offered “enhancements” such as silk pajamas and chocolate covered berries. The heart shaped bed should have been an early warning. The sad (perhaps sick) part was that this hotel accepted infants/toddlers.

Our host at the Bow Roof House was Vera. She was quite a hoot.


Vera prepping breakfast

While there, Tristan helped Vera’s son to re-shingle the inn’s work shed.


Tristan working the hammer