Friday, May 10, 2013

Rest in Peace, Mitchell Page (1951-2011)

Well, heck. This, by Steven Goldman, is awfully good.

That's a Mitchell Page card that I cut off a box of some type of Hostess snack in 1979. For a few years there, Hostess printed three cards that you could cut off its boxes. It was fantastic. I wonder what kind of Hostess product this Mitchell Page card came from. Dad loved Twinkies, so that's the best bet. But 1979 is right around when my youngest brother, Kurt, was getting married and moving out of the house--it's possible that Mitchell Page was on a box of Suzy Qs, Kurt's favorite. I preferred the CupCakes or the apple pies. I'm uncertain what Mom liked. There's some type of conclusion to be drawn from this paragraph about the plight of many mothers.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Rest in peace, Mitchell Page (1951-2011) and Dad (1925-1999). Rock on, Kurt.


  1. This is great stuff, both from Steve Goldman and from Eric. I vividly remember Mitchell Page, because he was the A's best player at a time when the A's were quite dreadful. In fact, I don't think I ever actually saw him play, because the A's were never on TV in the late 1970's. But we read about him, and we imagined him, and for us that was enough.