Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Dean Martin's Nickel Breakfast

Hey pallies, likes just as any Dino-flick is worth watchin' over and over and any Dino-croon is worthy of listenin' to time and time again, so too pallies any Dino-tale is certainly worth tellin' many a Dino-time. Today's Dino-gram is likes 'nother tellin' of the epic Dino Nickel Breakfast tale.

From what is becomin' a fav web page of mine, "The Art Of Manliness," from the pen of Mr. Paul Kyriazi comes the funny and touchin' story of our beloved Dino and his pallie Sonny King's sharin' a nickel breakfast while they were waitin' to make it big. Always loves the punch line of how our amazin' Dino and King were very generous to the restaurant manager after they hit pay dirt.

I just loves the tellin' and retellin' of such Dino-experiences 'cause it likes gives us great insights into our great man's courageous character! Thanks to Mr. Kyriazi and the "Art Of Manliness" for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this way and help readers to come to know, love, and honor our beloved Dino. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post. Dino-loved, DMP

Dean Martin's Nickel Breakfast
Posted by Paul Kyriazi on February 24, 2011 at 4:00am

When singers Dean Martin and Sonny King were first starting out, they had little money. They would go to a restaurant that served 2 donuts, coffee, and orange juice for a nickel.

Sonny stayed outside while Dean ate one donut, half the coffee and juice. Then Sonny would go in and say, "Hey Dean, you've got an important call." Dean would say, "Okay, why don't you finish my breakfast." which Sonny did.

After doing this several times, the manager caught on and said, "Hey, you guys don't have to do this. Just come in together and I'll serve you both for a nickel. You can pay me back sometime in the future."

Years later, Dean and Sonny searched for the manager and gave him $25,000 each.

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