4.06.14

When the stars line up, even broken promises get kept. Going to bed two nights ago, Jackson asked if he would ever get the Rockie's mascot, Dinger's autograph. I promised he could get it this baseball season. The next day,surprising all of us, Dinger (who has to have the worst job stuck in that hot suit all the time) showed up at Little League opening day and signed everything in sight, including Jackson's glove.Then yesterday I was going through the wonderful encyclopedia of Pop music in NY Magazine ( http://www.vulture.com/2014/03/encyclopedia-of-new-york-pop-music.html#photo=1x00054 ) and decided I wanted my boys to know everyone on the list. So we started last night with Al Jolson and this clip of Toot Toot Tootsie ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD_YRnuuKyY). You have got to watch this for the whistling solo in the middle. Priceless! Then I got an email from my mother this morning, who saw Mandy Patinkin in Pittsburgh last night. She wrote, "some of the music moved me like crazy. Especially a song of Al Jolson's he did that Dad used to love." Yes...my friends...everything truly is connected.

This picture is from this morning of Asher jumping up on the massage table to work on Jackson .

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