|Dan Sherrod's last car|
While I rarely bring back an old blog in its entirety and just post a link within another blog, this time I will place that original blog (below) about my former classmate from Odessa, Texas who died last Saturday. I received an email communication from his son Chris. The communication is below. And after the original blog on Dan Sherrod, Shelley Berman and Buttermilk.
It was only yesterday that I wrote this obituary about Sherri Decembrini. At my age of 79 I feel like I am in Agatha Christie's novel And Then There Were None. I feel that as so many of my former classmates from St. Edward's High School in Austin, Texas die, the least that I can do is to record their passing.
On Wed, Mar 23, 2022, 11:55 AM Chris Sherrod wrote:
Hi Alex, I'm Chris Sherrod, Dan's son.
I wanted to let you know that we came across your blog post again on a google search for some of dad's pictures. What a great story. Such a good memory. I know he enjoyed it when we saw it the first time.
Sadly, dad passed away very suddenly last Saturday morning. Organ failure.
He always was a comedy fan which probably shaped my desire to get into movies and animation. Just to get him to laugh.
BTW, Dad did buy a 2018 flaming yellow Mustang GT. It was his favorite.
In 1959 I was an unsophisticate of 17 at St. Edward's High School a Catholic boarding school in Texas. I was in the 10th grade living in a huge dorm with bunkbeds. Years later when I saw old b+w photographs of the dorm it reminded me of some German Stalag.
Looking back at my boyhood in Texas, today September 2, 2017, one day after Shelley Berman died, I can pinpoint the young man responsible for making me the snob I am today (and proud of it!).
|Aston Martin DB4|
I had a telephone chat with Sherrod who told me he once owned the Aston Martin DB4 his father once (or twice) drove to St. Ed's. We were awed at the car. We were allowed to open and close the doors that made a thick and rewarding clunk of a sound. He is about to sell his over 10 year old Corvette and I believe he told me he was going to buy a Mustang.
Addendum: Dan Sherrod has communicated:
And, you'll never get any buttermilk from me.