Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.
I belong to a Bing Crosby fan page on Facebook, which often posts "on this day" trivia about his life.
This was posted today:
"May 28, 1951: Bing Crosby, unshaven after a week of fishing and wearing
blue jeans, is booted from the lobby of a Vancouver, BC, hotel for his
unkempt appearance. Levi Strauss & Company later outfit him with a
denim tuxedo so he'll always be suitably attired. The tux is now at Gonzaga University."
I wish things like that still happened. Today, at best, he'd be allowed to stay with no one batting an eye; at worst, he'd be asked why he's "all dressed up." I mean, seriously, who wears long pants in late May? It's too hot, even in Vancouver.