Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mike Eggers: A true original

Vincent Eggers, son of (and the spitting image of )Mike, paid homage to his late father.
Yesterday, I attended the tribute to Mike Eggers, who died suddenly last month. Though I knew him only for a few years on our homeowners association board together, he was the kind of guy who made you feel like you've known him all your life. Interestingly, he was a freelance publicity for the Laguna Playhouse for a while in the early 80s, before my arrival, but I first learned of him when he became Mayor of Dana Point, a city that owes him a great deal for being instrumental in its incorporation. He was also a key aide to Congressman Ron Packard, whom he helped get elected in an unusual write-in campaign. The memorial at San Juan Capistrano's famed El Adobe Restaurant was packed with politicos--current and former elected officials at every level. It had the feel of a "roast" but was sincere and heartfelt.

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