May 14, 2007

Uncle Louie


Last Saturday I drove up to Pasaden California to see my Uncle Louie play piano at The Stoney Point Restaurant. He plays there every Saturday and has a host of singers show up for songs galore. They do all kinds of broadway show tunes and even the bartender does a rousinfg rendition of Caberet. This is a picture of Louie just getting started and believe you me that tip jar gets packed. He is amazing and knows every song ever written from Beethoven to Irving Berlin to Zappa. I think he's a yeen yus. I mean genius.

The reason for that evening's party was my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. 50 freaking years! That must mean I'm at least 8. Their true wedding was May 25th but we got an early start. here is a pic of their wedding day.
So if you get a chance, go ssee Uncle Louie play piano on Saturdays and tell him his nephew Steven says hi.
And get an early start on wishing my folks a happy anniversary.

Posted by steve at May 14, 2007 9:38 AM


Great pic of Uncle Louie. :)

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Poltz!!! Congratulations on 50 years of life and love, zaniness, ups, downs, poetry, war and peace and mass,sickness and health and a million other things that make up the moments of your life.

Posted by: Dana at May 14, 2007 10:12 AM

i hope that the celebration continues for many more years. steven's (usually) not a bad kid, ya done good! it seems he gets the music from uncle louie and the lyrics from pa poltz. a talented gene pool to say the least. congrats to the poltz family on a milestone that most of us can only hope to reach.

Posted by: ash at May 14, 2007 10:39 AM

Happy Happy 50! That's awesome.

My own parents have been married almost 47 years. And that week of May is a good daughter & Bob Dylan were born on the 24th.

Best Wishes from Texas,

Posted by: Lisa at May 14, 2007 10:44 AM

Congrats MaNpa!!

Love like yours creates hope and inspiration!

Posted by: Carence at May 14, 2007 11:18 AM

Cheers and best wishes to the whole clan!

Is it just me, or does Steven look like his mama?

Posted by: Frag at May 14, 2007 11:22 AM

i forgot to mention that uncle louie and i did a rousing rendition of old man river.
i wish we had recorded it.

Posted by: steverino at May 14, 2007 11:28 AM

WOW! golden anniversary! Congratulations MaNPa Poltz!

The ups, the downs, the ins, the outs, the good, the bad, the escapades, the treats, the joy, the tears,

Bravo! You're a wonderful symbol of fortitude and grace...may we all be so lucky! To many, many more years of love, laughter, and happiness! :)

Posted by: ~dawn at May 14, 2007 12:19 PM

OH! and Uncle Louie! :)
A further testament to the gregarious goodness that is Poltz.

Uncle Louie, many thanks for the Julian Bream intervention back in the day. :)

Posted by: ~dawn at May 14, 2007 12:22 PM

"All I need is one of your smiles.
Sunshine of your eyes,
oh, me, oh, my. Do I feel high."

Happy Love!

Posted by: SPring at May 14, 2007 7:29 PM

FYI're *ten*. reaching double digits was a big deal and you don't remember that birthday just a few months ago. :shEEsh:

and Frag, i agree: eyes and lips from Ma and nose from Pa.

steven, your Ma is a cutie-pa-tudie, so wait, what does that make yOu?! hmmm

Posted by: ~dawn at May 14, 2007 8:49 PM

Forgot to mention-what a beautiful wedding portrait!!

And S.P. looks ALOT like mom but I see dad somewhere in that smile.

Posted by: lisa at May 15, 2007 7:09 AM

aww...happy anniversary to the folks!!!!

Posted by: sean at May 15, 2007 8:24 PM

You both are beautiful.
Abundant wishes and blessings.......

much love,

PS.Come down to Ramona on June 30th. I am having a party and your son Steve is playing!
My dad will be there - he is 86 and loves the dodgers too!

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