In 1962 I & my wife took over a leather shop arts & craft gallery in the Topanga Shopping Center, Topanga Canyon in southern California just north of LA. The shop had been started by Peter Presnell in 1958. I'm sure many will remember the name of the shop "Christoons". While on a trip Big Sur, Peter asked me if I & Leslie would like to take over the Christoons, that he was tired of dealing with it, and wanted to move on to something new. Leslie and I felt honored and excepted the offer.
I used the shop as a studio to build and showcase my & Peter's handmade luggage. Leslie, my wife, made leather clothing. Many craft-persons sold the work through the gallery as well.
I work there seven days a week. I had a house on the beach in Point Doom. Where were friends and many actors who hung out there during the course of the day & night, The shopping Center was also a hangout for the hippies, artists, actors, musicians, craft-persons, and travelers of the hippy set. It was at the time the crossroads of the Hippy moment in southern California.
The term "have a good day" was the phrase of the times. Everyone used it, I had to hear it so many times during the course of the day that I nearly went mad with the boredom of the phrase. So, after a while I started to return "Have a good day" with "Have A Good One" meaning have a good whatever got you off. Now I hear it everywhere I go, from every lifestyle of people.
.... and so for those who never past through Topanga canyon during the 60's, that's the real story. Have A Good One.