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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2008 05:27 am
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My first experience asking for autogrpahs remains probably my best.  In the Summer of 1971 the AWA put on a show in my town's public auditorium, which is right on the banks of the Mississippi River.  As my dad and I walked in from the back side of the building (the side opposite the main parking lot) I spotted Lars Anderson and Larry Henning leaning on the railing looking out at the river.

My dad helped me scrounge some paper and a pen and I went out alone to see if they were still there, which they were.  I walked up very sheepishly and asked as politely as I knew how for their autographs.  They couldn't have been nicer, asking me my name, what grade was I in school and my age.  When I answered that I was 13, Hennig said he had a son my age, who I relaized years later had to have been Curt.

Oddly the next best experience I had was with Dennis Stamp of all people. Years after the encounter when I was 13, there was another show and this time I spotted Stamp in the parking lot after the show was over.  He was also very nice and seemed a bit flattered that somebodt recognized him.  You may recall him as the guy who pouted over being asked to referee Terry Funk's 1st annual retirement match in Beyond the Mat.

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic. ~ HL Mencken