Originally posted by castawaydave:
mai-ling: what's the 1st thing that pops to mind about "Aunt Frances the walking anecdote"?
I just realized I didn't answer you mr castawaydave.
Before I Forget, and decide to refuge to the couch
for a snooze ( i did two concerts back to back,
my arms are tired from dragging my body bag
Aunt Frances is one of the extremely unique people to ever know.
She can tell you stories and remember the faintest
things from the past.
But I think what pops into my mind are her columns
from the TOPS days. After going through Uncle
George's collection and realizing how she knew
what was what, it is all an important piece of
When we last saw her in the care facility before
my dad's stroke. She was so amusing, I remember
her room mate mostly. And how she would tell her
to open her eyes when she walked.
But we four sat together, and she was going on
about the past with my mom and dad.Even my dad is a walking annecdote....
Wait, I take that back...he's more of a
He can take one subject you bring up, and have
a story, joke, or historical fact to up-stage
When I recently posted the video on "shaking
hands" and asked how he came up with the routine.
He told me. Which I find the creative process with
him so interesting, because its not so much how
he comes up with the material but how he performs
it. I just read AnthonyR reply to it, and he
brought up something very interesting.
The more I re-read it (I will reply to you too AnthonyR)
I realized how important my father
is to the community of magic.
plus...He's such a joy!
Which really does make me a magic brat!