In the mid 1990's I was a cake decorator in Tulsa OK. I was asked to make a birthday cake for a man that was in the hospital on his birthday. I drew a picture of a cowboy with his whip and when I wrote Happy Birthday Lash LaRue, you would not believe the excitement his name generated. I was just young enough that I did not know his name. But after hearing the stories from fans and meeting his wife, I will never forget him. I was honored to get to share in his birthday in this way.