Monday, November 19, 2012

So long, Sonny

By Frank Anthony Polito

Got word this morning that legendary Detroit weather man, Sonny Eliot, has passed away at age 91. Growing up I remember laughing my head off to Sonny's reports of "SNOG" (snow + fog) and the like. He was a real Detroit classic, along with Sir Graves Ghastly and Oopsy the Clown.

If memory serves, back in high school our Choir teacher, Mr. Al Fisk, took us to see a touring production of Little Shop of Horrors at the now-defunct Birmingham Theatre, and good old Sonny was there also seeing the show. Al rushed right over to say hello and introduce himself. At the time, us kids were totally embarrassed. Looking back I wish I wouldn't have been so shy.

Read (and watch) more about the life and times of Sonny Eliot HERE.

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