I knew Scotty pretty well. He was a customer on my paper route in Frenchtown back in the '60's and also a friend of the family. Years later I served with him on the Tomahawk Fire Department. Scotty was a good man and quite a storyteller. You can find a few pictures of him at the TFD website.
When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.