While you could be forgiven for thinking that we are masterful at lying about our age thanks to our dear friend Fran Drescher-Fine, you are completely wrong.
Multi-named-mononym, Flamenco Goddess and dream Guardian Angel, Charo, is the Queen of birthdate ambiguity and is the person that has kept us both simultaneously getting the aged-pension and children’s discounts.
We first met Chars in the 60s on The Ed Sullivan Show when the three of us were aged 22, 6, 97, 50, 64 (inspiring The Beatles’ song), 13, 33 and 100, semi-respectively. Having a musical history, with Annelie also playing the flamenco guitar and I being skilled at both the jazz and skin flutes, we formed a quick bond.
Charo is dropping by to celebrate her 74th and 32nd birthdays. What says celebration … other than a reunion cruise on The Love Boat, obviously?
Picture source: Unknown, but it lives in smokin’ perpetuity.