Thank you for all your patience and sincere effort in arranging my 50th birthday lunch with Jerry Mathers, Ken Osmond and Frank Bank. You were such a good sport in asking the guys to agree to my idea for a small lunch versus the 100-person birthday party we previously had set up.
Jerry, Ken and Frank could not have been nicer or more friendly. They shared wonderful memories and insights into the show and life as a young TV actor in the late '50's. You never know what questions might be off limits with famous actors but all three were extremely gracious and made us feel like we were part of the Mayfield gang. Like many in their industry, Jerry, Ken and Frank have every right to be bitter about syndication royalties but instead they talked in depth about the rich lives they've had since being part of the show. They posed for several pictures and signed the great photos they brought, and yes, they played out their roles a bit for us too! This event has been the greatest conversation piece I have ever had!
Of all the golf, Las Vegas or fishing trips I could have planned to commemorate my 50th birthday, none could have topped the once in a lifetime experience you arranged for me to meet for lunch with my long lost childhood friends Beaver, Eddie and Lumpy! They said this was the first time they have done this type of intimate event but would agree to do more. If so, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Leave it To Beaver.
I can't thank you enough for promptly responding to each of my 31 e-mails with professionalism and class. It was great working with you and hopefully we'll do so again. Who knows, it was so much fun I may do lunch again with the guys for my 51st!
Thank you very much Bonnie,