Back in the late fifties I used to occasionally do the Capt. Kangaroo show.
In those days we had to do two shows. East coast and then for the west coast. The first show would go off fine, but the second show was more relaxed and caution was thrown to the wind so to speak. The Capt. would change his routine on purpose just to watch us panic.
On his birthday Greenjeans would roll in a cake and we would all sing happy birthday and the Capt. would get the first piece , except this one time when I took it. You see, we share the same birthday. Same day, same year. Well you could hear a pin drop. I had to show my drivers license before I was forgiven. The Capt. asked me what I might want for my birthday and I said I wanted a Christmas ornament from the shows tree at Christmas .I got one every year. I still have them. Does anyone remember those trees? ....cal
Submitted by Cal Marotta