Watching the annual Honeymooners marathon yesterday reminds me each year what a phenomenal character he was. One night he was at his favorite watering hole Toots Shor's with Milton Berle. You probably know Uncle Milty was known for being huge in the pants. After many drinks Forrest Tucker from F Troop saunters by. Forrest also had that reputation. Jackie bellows to Sgt O'Rourke "I'll bet you anything Milton is bigger than you!" Forrest could down the liquor too and said he'd take that bet. Milton, not drunk, tells Jackie "C'mon Jackie you're embarrassing me. What am I supposed to do lay it out right here on the table?" Jackie not missing a bit tells him "Just take out enough to win!" Milton said that was the funniest ad-lib he hever heard. Jackie was Belushi and Farley before there was a Belushi and Farley. His hard drinking and partying was seriously affecting his health. His doctor told him he must slow down and advised he get out of Manhattan so he had this home built in upper Westchester. I had driven by it a few times but you can't see it from the road. My electrician friend was doing some work there long after Jackie had died and new people moved in. He called me and I got there pronto. Magnificent! The man knew how to live! As a kid we'd go bowling at Bronxville Lanes. Art Carney lived in Bronxville and sure enough one time he came in while we were there. Even though we were young we knew who he was and flocked to him. What a nice guy, he let us gush and engaged in nice conversaton with a bunch of 13 year olds.