This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.
This is a unique edition of 'Friendly Encounters'. Usually, I feature friends who have met celebrities. Today, I am still featuring friends, but this time they are 'meeting' the childhood home of Michael Jackson.
Dave Plonczynski and I became friends while attending Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago (IL). We had a lot of fun bowling, playing videos at Wright's Barnyard and Friar Tuck's and just hanging out. Mooner was also one of the guys I recruited for the Losers basketball team.
A lot of time has passed since then. Recently, Plonczynski and I reconnected. I was pleasantly surprised to hear of his 4 children. (I guess I realized just how long it had been.)
Plonczynski recently took his children on a vacation which included a quick stop at the childhood home of the recently-deceased Michael Jackson. When I heard about the trip and that he had a picture, I asked him to share it here. Like or dislike MJ, a big piece of musical history was born in that small house.
Thanks to Dave for sharing this picture.