My own cousin Pete reminded me about this tale, One time Helen McNally, my friend Paul's kid sister asked Cousin Brucie for an 8 x 10 autographed glossy outside 370 Ocean Parkway. He told her he didn't have one with him, and she should come back the next day at the same time for it. And being a man of his word, there he was the next day waiting outside his building with the autographed photo to give her.
Helen proudly showed it to all her friends at Ditmas JHS that afternoon.
Brucie also parked the wildest cars on the service road of Ocean Parkway, including a yellow Plymouth Superbird (like the one in the photo) that WABC gave him to drive. That car would be worth well over two hundred thousand dollars today.
Don't you just love stories about people that keep their word. It just gives you faith, doesn't it?