25 Nov 2011

And Then There Was A Little Uplift….

In these days of doom and gloom, with a million kids with nothing, like, to do, here's a little bit to cheer you up a tad. A kid who found something to do.

You of an age…. yes you over there! will remember Little Richard. Well, click on this clickable bit and, I was informed, you can check him out when he was Very Little Richard.

Sorry link provider, but it aint Little Richard. It is, in fact, from the 1946 movie 'No Leave, No Love' and the little ivory thumpin' fella is Frank 'Sugar Chile' Robinson. Never mind the name, it's still pretty damn cool. Go kid, go!!

Below is a bit about the boy by the boys dad;
“Sugar Chile was just able to walk when he started thumpin’ the piano. When he was about two, a friend of mine came over one evenin’. We just sittin’ around and he says to Sugar Chile, `Here’s a nickel, go play me a piece on the piano.’ We figured Sugar Chile would just slide his hands along the keys and then run for that money. Doggone it if that kid didn’t thump out `Tuxedo Junction’…”

Quote; Paula Poundstone.

“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas."

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