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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-01-23

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'ye liked photography since I wal
a kid. After moving to Fox Run,
I began taking pictures around
campus, and now we've started a
Fox Run photography club

A collage of Bernie Moray with some of his famous friends

Have You Heard from page 12

Birthday Serenade

4111kow, *
—Fox Run resident Dr. Leonard Stein

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14 January 23 • 2014

One evening in New York City, Bernie
and Muriel were leaving their room
in the Palace Hotel to go to dinner.
As they got on the elevator, they were
curious about the five boys in stage
costumes boarding the freight elevator.
"We came back from dinner around
11, and the hotel was surrounded
by people. They would only let you
into the lobby if you had a key. As we
walked down the hall to our room, we
saw a few open doors and could smell
popcorn. We asked a girl standing in
the hall, 'Who are these people?' She
said, 'That's the Jackson 5: She men-
tioned that they travel with their own
chef and don't eat regular food, and
after a show, they only eat popcorn.
But they were hungry.
"Muriel said, 'Tell them we have
some cheese and prosciutto in our
room if they want it' Five minutes
later, there's a knock on our door. The
girl said, 'Randy (Jackson) wants to
know what's prosciutto: Muriel told
her. A little while later, the girl came
back and said he couldn't have pro-
sciutto but would like some cheese, so
we gave it to her.
"By the next night, we were friends.
Randy introduces us to Michael and
all the crew. Well, it happened to be
my 65th birthday. A little later, I was
in the bathroom, and Muriel said
these guys wanted to see me. I came
out in a shirt and tie and shorts. And
there they are — the Jackson 5 —
singing 'Happy Birthday' to me.

"We made a date with them. They
were coming to Detroit. I asked them
what they missed most when on the
road. They said swimming and basket-
ball. I said, we have a basketball court
and a swimming pool, and you're wel-
come to come over.
"They said they would as long as
it didn't rain. If it rains, they don't fly.
They were coming from St. Louis. Well,
it rained, but they did get us front-row
seats. The kids got to meet Michael.
They all went crazy:'

A Life Of Friendships
Detroit Tigers manager Sparky
Anderson was one of Bernie's treasured
"We became friends through fur-
niture," Moray says. "I furnished
his home. We would have dinner
together, and he would have us sit in
his box when we went to the games.
He attended every charity event we
ever pulled together and would donate
items. Sparky gave Muriel a Cecil
Fielder home run ball, and when he
was elected to the Hall of Fame, he sent
her some Hall of Fame mugs. We were
good friends"
Moray, who lives in Franklin, wor-
ships at Temple Shir Shalom in West
Bloomfield, and his favorite charity is
Friendship Circle.
"I'm blessed:' he says. "I love my life.
I love everything that's happened to me.
My wife is my partner in everything I
do. I believe in having a laugh every

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