Another of my best friends, I first met Joe deFiglio in 1972 when I lived in the Cockroach Farm in Isla Vista. I had a room in an apartment and Joe kind of planted himself on the couch. I tried to throw him out a number of times but he became friends with a roommate and he refused to leave. In a classic case of "If you can't beat em..." we became best friends. Joe was a great cook, (still is) and he would have Ann and I over to his house for Thanksgiving and Christmas Feasts every year in the '80's and '90's. He always had stuff like stuffed squid with shrimp, home made ice cream, and other great stuff. One year Joe's sister came up from LA and complained about there were too many things to choose from. When I didn't have a TV, which was most of the '80s and 90's I would go to Joe's house to watch big games. He would also go to a lot of Laker games with me, including the Boston Championship series games in 1984 and 85. After most of my friends went away after my radio shows, Joe would always call to "check in" even after I moved to Mt. Shasta.
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