Yesterday morning, I went to watch friends who were appearing on The View. Four years ago my mother and I were in an online auction to benefit a literacy program in Florida. A man from Detroit, Les Gold, bid on the lunch with us as a Mother’s Day present for his wife Lily. We had a great time with them –they told us a lot of interesting stories about the large pawn shop they own in Detroit. We became friends, then one day I got a call from Lily with the news that TruTv was going to do a reality show about their business. It’s called Hardcore Pawn, airs Tuesday nights, and is a big success! Their children, Seth and Ashley, are on the show with Les. My mother and I had another fun lunch with them today, at a restaurant called The Landmark in the Time Warner Center. I’ve posted the picture below.