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Author:  Susie
E-mail:  susan@mickeyenwbury.com
Date:  10/27/2004 10:02:01 AM
Subject:  Funny story about spelling...
Message:  Some people don't know that Mickey was a shark when it came to the "business" side of the music business. He could read a contract and disect it in minutes. He knew how to find the clause that would be the noose, and didn't hesitate to call anyone on it.... even the President of the company. No amount of money was worth what he saw as his freedom. With no disrespect to anyone, he became known in Nashville as the "little Texas Jew". He laughed about it for years. One day I needed to get a copy of his birth certificate to renew his Passport. Texas sent me this long document that included the original issue and an ammendment. The original certificate had been issued to MICKEY NEWBURG. His mother had it amended correctly to NEWBURY, but they had printed NEWBERRY, and then corrected it to NEWBURY.

Mickey quipped (sorry Shakespeare) "a rose by any other name is still a rose."

He never was bothered by the misspellings, and as he did geneology he found that all of the variations in this country came from a set of three brothers who immigrated from Ireland to Massachusettes in the 1600's. One of his favorite sayings was " no offense if no s\offense is intended."


 Funny story about spelling... by Susie  at 10/27/2004 10:02:01 AM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Roy at 10/27/2004 11:01:10 AM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Susie  at 10/27/2004 11:47:23 AM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Lee F. at 10/27/2004 3:08:46 PM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Kelli  at 10/27/2004 3:29:46 PM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Laura Shayne  at 10/28/2004 1:02:01 PM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Texas Granny at 10/28/2004 1:42:42 PM
 Re: Funny story about spelling... by Laura Shayne  at 10/28/2004 1:45:28 PM