Barry McGuire has a new job – he‘s a butler to his wife Mari
By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries
FRESNO, CA (ANS) -- Barry McGuire, the legendary singer who had a number-one hit in the Sixties with “Eve of Destruction”, has just started a new career: he has been pressed into service as a butler in their California home by his New Zealand-born wife, Mari.
Barry McGuire -- the butler
His new job began after Mari fell hard on a flagstone and fractured her right patella and the fracture, as she said, “Is right in the middle, left to right, so now my kneecap has two pieces - top and bottom instead of one.”
It was then that Mari had the idea of turning her musical husband into a butler.
“I just want to update you on my ‘butler’ training,” she said. “I've named my butler ‘Brabinger’ (after the butler in the BBC TV series ‘To The Manor Born’).
"The first step was to educate the said butler to buy food (nothing else) at Costco. With such food he has been able to create a very tasty green salad, chop up fruit for fruit salad, and navigate the sticky steps of creating French toast."
Mari went on to say:
The 'real' Brabinger
“He's successfully loaded the dishwasher, and (after detailed instruction) managed to choose the correct washing cycle. He's now figuring out his way around the kitchen at large.
"Of course none of this would be possible without her ladyship, who resides and presides over all kitchen proceedings from the couch in the kitchen/family room and directs from her pillow laden perch.
"Everything is right with the world in our house….and now that I know my healing will happen naturally, I feel so much more relaxed and will enjoy every moment of this ‘break.’"
Dan Wooding, 71, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 49 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. Dan recently received two top media awards -- the “Passion for the Persecuted” award from Open Doors US, and as one of the top “Newsmakers of 2011” from Plain Truth magazine. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is “Caped Crusader: Rick Wakeman in the 1970s.” To order a copy, go to: http://www.amazon.com/CAPED-CRUSADER-Rick-Wakeman-1970s/dp/1908728302/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335474883&sr=1-1 .