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I appeared on the Mayor Art show in the Spring of 1966 with my older brother. I was 5 and he was 8. We sat in bleachers full of other kids and I remember bring asked for my riddle. At the time, I had a fascination with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, so my riddle was, "Why did the boy jump in the mud?" "Because he wanted to be a mud boy!" I thought my riddle was so funny and clever, but of course nobody else did!

I will never forget being on the Mayor Art program. We lived in Saratoga and it was raining cats and dogs. I remember being transfixed by the lighting and the TV cameras. I thought that was so cool. I told a joke that would be considered racially insensitive now but wasn't then.

I wrote a letter when I was in the second grade and received tickets for me and my sister to be on the show.  It was a day I will never forget.  I was picked to be Mayor Art's secretary so I got a prize for that and then at the end of the show when they picked the person to win the big prize which was a visit to the vault to pick out what every you wanted..l that person  was also me!!!  I won everything, got to pick out a Barbie Dream House.  It was made out of a heavy duty cardboard but it was a dream house for this little girl from East Oakland.s

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