A SIGN FOR ALL TO SEE

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Real Estate Agent with Bill Cherry, Realtor 0124242


Today is my birthday.  I'm not telling you that to get you to comment, "Happy Birthday, Bill." I have an entirely different idea in mind.


Gaido's is, by far, the most famous seafood restaurant on the Texas Coast, and it is on Galveston's seawall in my hometown.


I've not physically lived in Galveston for ten years, but my heart remains there and it always will. And most of the people who knew me in Galveston refuse to believe that Patty and I have really permanently moved to Dallas.


They think it's nothing more than a vacation that has gotten out of hand.  After all, from childhood forward, I've been known as being pleasantly eccentric.


So today, Gaido's wished me a Happy Birthday on their marquee, just as though I would drive by, see it in person, and be surprised.


That kind of stuff isn't particularly unusual in towns the size of Galveston, but it's a behavior that those who live in cities the size of Dallas would never understand.


Gaido's began the year my mother was born, 1911, and it has continued to be owned and operated by the Gaido family for all of that time. 


I grew up with the second generation's Gaido children, and my mom and dad were friends of their mom and dad, Mike and Kewpie.


Galvestonians celebrated and continue to celebrate, important family occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and family members and friends who live elsewhere but are there for a visit.


My sister, Debra Weaver, got together with the Gaidos and made believe I would be celebrating my 75th birthday with them in the usual place, Gaido's Pelican Club.


The sign would be the surprise as we drove up.  It points out that today, Bill Cherry is special.


If big towns do stuff like this, the magnitude of the audience is so great, few really "see" it, and relatively no one remembers it.

Finally, here's a piece I did for News-24 Houston a few years ago. It's an interesting story.  GAIDO'S

BILL CHERRY
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Since 1966

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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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That's so cool they would do that for you Bill. I know you didn't write this to get a happy birthday but I'm saying it anyways; "Happy Birthday"!

Jun 20, 2015 11:36 AM #1
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Stopping by to wish you a Very Happy Birthday Bill!

Jun 20, 2015 11:38 AM #2
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Jill Sackler
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You sure wouldn't see that in these parts. I can see how your heart remains in Galveston. Hope you had a great day.

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Bill - with the attitude like this, I would be seriously tempted to go to Galveston and be personally surprised.

Happy birthday, Bill.

I always wait for your wonderful stories.

Jun 20, 2015 03:41 PM #4
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It may not be the electronic scoreboard at the World Champion San Francisco Giants ball park but it is pretty cool. Happy birthday, Bill.

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I followed the link and listed to you, and I loved it. Not only your writing is wonderful, but you are an excellent presenter as well. I also watched the segment about the opera house.

 Loved it.

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Have a great birthday.  Very cool that you made it onto that sign. 

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