Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flint Photos: Wigs, Disguises, Herzogs and Bishop Airport

In the late seventies, the Herzog family had a tradition of meeting friends and relatives at Bishop Airport in getups like these to amuse and confound them.


Stephen Herzog: Pinball wizard and toupee aficionado.

3 comments:

  1. That is really neat. Good idea too! Man, I really miss the pinball machines. The little party store in the circle drive neighborhood used to have two- three pin ball machines.. If going up to Freeman to play basketball got old, there was pin ball at the "little store".

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  2. Oh, that would never fly in the post 9/11 world.

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  3. Stephen, Mary, et al. Ahh, yes. You kooks were meeting ME at Bishop Airport coming home for Christmas from the University of Utah, 1975. I was so excited to come home! Imagine my delight when I recognized you in full Herzog regalia! Yes! They love me! They really really love me!

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