95 Rock’s Doc Holliday Visits the Real Doc Holliday Grave
"Doc" Holliday sounds like one of those stupid made-up radio names. In my case, it isn't. No, my real name isn't Bernie Liebowitz. Yes, the "Doc" part is a nickname. But, I really am a Holliday. I am a descendant of the famous gunfighter.
I will spare you the genealogy lesson. But, here are some basic facts of my gunfighter connection. I was contacted by Karen Holliday Tanner back in the 1990's. She said she was writing a book on Doc and was seeking info on my part of the Holliday family. There was a very prominent dude named John Holliday in the St. Louis area back in the 1800's. My family in Missouri is descended from him. John Henry "Doc" Holliday's family in Georgia is connected to him. What does this mean? It means my family watches the movie "Tombstone" at least twice per month.
The funny thing is I've spent much of my life in Colorado but never realized Doc's grave was located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. So, as soon as we arrived in Grand Junction, our first family trip was to visit his memorial.
Yes, I am a descendant of THE John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Big flipping deal. This fact won't even get me a free ticket to the reenactment gunfights at the OK Corral in Tombstone. It does mean that anyone with the last name "Clanton" or "Ringo" hates me. But, you have my word that I will never say that "I'm your huckleberry".