My spies tell me that Ron Rankin's family hopes the bypass surgery this week will enable him to bounce back from that massive heart attack in January. He hasn't been the same since. The Ronfather, however, was up to his old tricks last night when he insisted on watching the prez debates. A family member joked that it might not be the best thing for him. Ron, of course, won that argument. How sick has he been? He wasn't able to travel to Utah last week to attend the wedding of No. 4 granddaughter, Sarah Polk (Kerri Thoresen's kid). You can read all about that wedding on the Pageant News Bureau site here. (The photog with his back to the camera in the "babe in the woods" pix is Brett Schneider of Quicksilver who flew down to do the photo honors; he's been shooting Sarah since she was a child actor/model of about age 10.)
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.