Friday, January 8, 2010
Bobby Mills was a good friend of my brother Ken. He built the Admiral Hotel on East Hastings, out toward the exhibition. Bobby always stayed up New Year's Night. He stayed awake for midnight to listen to Guy Lombardo's band play out the old year. Lombardo's New Year's Party from New York was popular on the radio. One New Year's, while waiting to hear Lombardo play Auld Lang Syne, Bobby had a heart attack and died. From then on Ken never listened to Lombardo on New Year's.