Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Grandpa with Barbara Eden and Joe Garagiola

I Dream of Jeannie :)

My grandfather, Elmer Gorry, used to work on the Orange Bowl Parade for NBC. In this pic he's with Barbara Eden (Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie for those too young to know) and Joe Garagiola, center - I don't know who he is but apparently he used to be a Major League catcher and was a panelist on The Today Show. Barbara and Joe were both the hosts of the parade that year, which I believe was 1985.

1 comment:

  1. Grandpa didn't just "work" on the Orange Bowl Parade. He was the Producer of the broadcast of the Parade on NBC for 10 years. He and Garagiola had been friendly for years, ever since Grandpa worked for NBC Sports and Joe was one of the baseball announcers. Joe grew up in St. Louis, next door to Yogi Berra which led him to comment that not only was he (Joe) not the best catcher in baseball, he wasn't even the best catcher on his block. BTW, Joe's business card is a facsimile of his baseball trading card.