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Wait? Isn’t that…?

No. It’s My Father.

What can I say about my father? I could write a book about the man, and how he helped save my life, or why he is the reason I even have a family. But instead I want to share with you another side to my father.

My father happens to look like a very famous, icon-level, singer. Sometimes his more-than-slight psychical attribute can cause quite a roar. Let me tell you the story about a little incident (which occurred as a direct result of the considerable resemblance). This incident took place while on vacation with the guys, all the way in Veil Colorado.

After making a zillion ski runs down the luxurious bump filled slopes of Veil, my father and the guys enjoyed thier dinners at the same restaurant / bar every evening. Needless to say, after a few meals, the group had become rather friendly with the owner and staff members.

One evening, the owner of the restaurant decided to have a little fun. He wanted to play a prank that included my unknowing father and the other unsuspecting patrons in the building.

There happened to be a three-piece live band playing that night. The owner of the restaurant asked the lead singer of the band to lend a hand in executing this prank. The lead singer, took one look at my dad, and agreed…all to eagerly.

Right smack in the middle of dinner service and a full bar to boot, the lead singer of the band, having just finished a Billy Joel set, turned on a bright spotlight.

Yes, A SPOTLIGHT. First, the spotlight was aimed onto my fathers’ table. But then, the spotlight narrowed in and pointed directly onto my fathers face.

Immediately the chatter amongst the tables ceased. People in the bar put their drinks down. Silence fell heavy in the room. Everyone curiously distracted by the giant ray of light gleaming onto what appeared to be a somewhat familiar face.

With microphone in hand, the singer announced the following, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to tell you, we have a celebrity in the house! Look right here!” (spotlight square on my dad’s mug) “Everyone please give a warm welcome to Tony Bennett. Right there! It’s Tony Bennett. Tony! Don’t be shy! Stand up! C’mon, take a bow!!”

What was my father to do?

I’ll tell you what he did. He stood up. My father stood up.

The entire room started applauding. Thunderous clapping rang in the air. My father stood there, and then, he jumped right into character. He started to wave, in slow motion, while he turned a full 360 for all to see, before gracefully taking a bow.

After my father was seated again, a couple of drunk totally blitzed girls ran over to his table. “OMG! Like? Are you really Tony Bennett?… OMG OMG OMG, You ARE…You ARE Tony Bennett!…Can we have your autograph?”

[insert pregnant pause]

“Yes, yes you can.” Said my father. He picked up a pen and signed autographed the napkins.

Yup. That’s my Daddy. Not Ron Colonna. Tony Bennett.

Can you tell who is who?

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IN OTHER NEWS!! GUEST BLOGGING x2!!!

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  • With your family I’m surprised he didn’t get up and sing! 🙂

  • yo momma

    that’s my man!!!!

  • yo momma

    as i was reading your guest blog post, my heart stoppped when i read ” took to the marketing aspect of blogging like a duck to water.” DUCK TO WATER??!! Shiver — where have I read that before when refering to your natural abilities?? but after i started breathing again, i gotta tell ya — you made yo momma proud! mazel tov! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Meleah

    Mommy: I know DUFFY said that to ME at Virgos! (ha ha ha) and yes, you are married to be greatest Tony Bennett impersonator alive.

    Leslie: Right! I love my dad.

  • WOW! There is a resemblance for sure. But can he sing like Tony? Either way that’s a great story.

  • JENNIFER

    holy cow.
    thats really funny.
    i love him.

    this is too much.

    you’re damn right he stood up…he was probably loving all the clapping.

    and with that winning smile.

  • That’s great! Pappa Bennett!!

  • Very cool! That was cool of him to play along.

  • I LOOOOVE the fact that he stood up, waved, took a bow and signed autographs. What a hoot!! I love your dad.

  • Meleah

    Some Girl: My dad is hysterical.

    HAMMER! Yes it was! My father has the best sense of humor.

    HollyGL: I LOVE MY DAD too. (a lot!) you should see him dance with a loaf of bread.

  • Your Dad is way too cool. What a memory! 🙂

  • I guess thats better than your dad looking like Mick Jaggar?

  • OMG!!

    What a handsome man!!

    The resemblance is incredible.
    I do believe he should have got up and belted out a tune…

    Although, why spoil the illusion..
    Sometimes that’s all we’ve got!!

    I want his autograph, on a napkin!!

    xx

  • Olly,

    JUST LIKE A DUCK TO WATER !!!!
    RON DOES GO WITH THE FLOW REAL WELL.
    HE IS A SAINT AND A RIOT IN MY OPINION.
    WHATTA MEMORABLE MOMENT.
    MORE TO COME I’M SURE
    XOXOXO
    OH YEA AND I READ THAT DUCK TO WATER THING TOO AND NOW YOU HAVE TO KNOW !!!!!
    YOU ROCK
    LOVE YOU!!!
    OLLY

  • Hi Gerri 🙂

    Amazing resemblance and I just LOVED the fact that your father played along. Sounds like life in your family is VERY interesting!

  • Is your father available for bookings?? 🙂

  • Lis

    Wow, your dad does look like Tony Bennett!

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