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THE HISTORY OF SPENARD

THE HISTORY OF THE FLY BY NIGHT CLUB

MR. WHITEKEYS BIO

 

The Late, Great
Mr. Whitekeys

 

Mr. Whitekeys grew up in South Dakota, Iowa, and Arizona. His fondest childhood memories were the days his father, a doctor, would bring home jugs of unusable blood which he would pour on the rose bushes for fertilizer. No one in town grew better roses.

Keys appeared as part of "The Oosik Music Company" which was the house band for 5 years at Chilkoot Charlie's in the early 1970's. During that period, he gave Chilkoots the motto, "We Cheat The Other Guy and Pass The Savings On To You!" They thought he was kidding when he wrote that motto. Mr. Whitekeys has come a long way since then---three-quarters of a mile down Spenard Road to be exact.

For a brief time in 1972 he and his friend Bodfish held the Guinness Book record for the world's longest banana split--an 800 foot confectionery monster. That record was broken a few months later in Minneapolis by some guys who cheated. Setting an ice cream record in below-freezing winter temperatures presents no challenge at all, but Guinness recognized it anyway.

In 1980, he opened Mr. Whitekeys' Fly By Night Club in Anchorage, Alaska. The bar was designed to employ other ridiculously over-educated people who just don't like getting up early in the morning. Since opening The Fly By Night Club in 1980, his life has been a fairy tale which has come true. In February, 1995, Whitekeys was invited to the Alaska Governor's Inaugural Ball where he was honored to be the guy who introduced the guy who introduced the guy who introduced the Governor.

In his spare time Whitekeys is addicted to trout fishing, illegal fireworks, and coral reef marine biology. He knows the location of a species of reef fish which has a vocal language.