Nancy O’Dell on Donald J. Claxton

At the end of the evening last night at the party Nancy O'Dell held with EA SPORTS Active for a March of Dimes fund-raiser, I asked Nancy if she'd repeat the line from the Wabash Cannonball, "Here's to Daddy Claxton!"  Well, I got more than I expected.   Keith-zubchevich-piaget-and-vanity-fair-celebrate-teri-hatchers-new-book-burnt-toast-PHl0Wu

Like I said in the post last night, I really enjoyed getting to know her and her family.  Her hubs, Keith Zubchevich, and I got to talk a good while about the importance of being an active dad and including kids in his daily experiences. 

One fun observation that I'd never thought about, Keith said, "Ever notice that the McDonald's arches are strategically positioned so that kids can spot them?  I mean, if you look out the window, and adult is  Images-1
looking flat and can't typically see the signs.  But little kids sitting in the back are looking up through the window and they spot every one of them.  Do you think that's by accident? Not a chance." 

He had been talking about their return trip from Vegas with the kids and how their daughter Ashby had wanted McDonald's when they landed because she was hungry.  What a great Cool Dads observation.

And now, the video of all videos about @DaddyClaxton

This is an image of the tree line from the new County Road 510 Bridge near Marquette, Michigan.


  1. Jack

    That is very cool. Always nice to see fathers get some recognition.

  2. Donny "Daddy" Claxton

    Jack, sorry for the delay in replying. Yes, Nancy and her hubs, Keith are incredibly wonderful people. I enjoyed getting to know them and owe Keith a follow up email for more questions.

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