“I probably won’t be able to speak to you anymore, Fredda Lee. I imagine after tomorrow I’ll be out in Hollywood making movies,” Merlin joked to Rickey and me the night before KTXS’ Braid Blanks and cameraman Nick Bradshaw descended upon his 24 acres just outside of the little town of Comanche, Texas for the express purpose of shooting a television segment about his amazing life, talent, and will to live.
Of course, with the arrival of the big day, me thinks I saw a few nerves flutter, but not for long.
But then, Merlin’s never been one to pass up the chance to visit with a pretty girl so it wasn’t long before Braid had him laughing and enjoying himself.
So what did the duo discuss? Pretty much everything down to the fact that Merlin attributes his physical ability to keeping on keeping on, staying active, and clean living!
The segment will air tonight (August 27) at 10pm on KTXS, but don’t despair. If you, like us, can’t get that channel on your television, you can watch the interview via computer by going to http://www.ktxs.com on Wednesday morning (August 28).