Left to right: Cal Bannon & partner Flora Belle Key hosted a party for Georgie Bright Kunkel, West Seattle Herald columnist, who turned 92 today. Her sweetheart, Emil Martin, also attended.
Happy Birthday Georgie Bright Kunkel! 92 years young
West Seattle Herald columnist and stand up comic Georgie Bright Kunkel turned 92 today. Friends Flora Belle Key and her beau, Cal Bannon, a West Seattle High School Class of '39 graduate, hosted. Kunkel was accompanied by her sweetheart, Emil Martin (shortened from Martincevic), a Lincoln Park resident.
Bannon, 91, donned in a spiffy pink outfit, greeted guests in the lobby of the Ivy Court Apartments near the Morgan Junction and directed them to the building's interior courtyard. They were then greeted by Key, in matching attire.
Kunkel has two daughters, Susan and Kim, and a son, Steve, plus nine grandkids and nine great-grandkids.
Although Kunkel is a Virgo, she said, "I don't believe in that stuff."
Said Martin, "I knew she got on the stage and did comedy, and I had a collection of all these jokes, a box full of them. I called her and asked if she'd like to go through them to see if she could get any material for her comedy. So I brought the box over and that's when I first met her and one thing led to another."
Kunkel giggled at his recounting of how they met.
"The jokes were funny," she said. "All the jokes he gets over the Internet."
Martin recollected one. "Confucius say, 'Man who stand on toilet high on pot.'"
No word yet if the birthday girl will use the joke at one of her upcoming appearances at Seattle's Comedy Underground.