Well that didn't take long.
Thanks RT. I went from the battery to the starter and checked all the connections going to and coming from it. Voltage was good. Everything checked out tight and good, but I went ahead and loosened the hot leads on the top, wiggled them around a little, sprayed a little electrical juice, retightened and Behold, POWER !!!
Now the only question remaining is "What the heck was that all about"?
I mean I have had bad grounds and loose connections before which stopped the starter from working correctly,or the horn from blowing, or the lights from coming on, but never lost all current to everything, switched or unswitched!! Guess I'm not drinking enough Italian wine...OUT YOU **** GREMLENS !
Anyway, thanks for the help.
'Till next time,