Sunday, September 2, 2012

That's the Thing with Magic, You've got to Know it's all around us, It's Still Here, or it Just Stays Invisible to You- ,Charles De Lint

September 2
 Papa the Magnificent Day

On Saturday, September 2, 1950, in a the small town of Ypsilanti magic would be created. Papa the Magnificent, a precocious kid, would bounce in an out of trouble, mostly petty stuff, till the his twenties when he would fall in love, and marry his assistant in life and  magic.

A few years later they would have two daughters and doves, and dogs, and cats, and fish, and birds, and whatever other  animal the little girls wished for. The two girls would prove his greatest and most treasured accomplishment. Papa worked hard at his craft, bring much joy to children across the town. He would inspire his own children to believe in magic and to hold on to it as they grew into women. He left, slight imbecilic children waiting for the rest of the quarters to come out of their ears for life. Perhaps his greatest magic was in his ability to inspire, and to give strength. To date Papa has never revealed his secret, so it may never be known how, but Papa gave his daughter the ability to believe in themselves, and gave them strength; creating slightly (maybe more than slightly) amazing women! This is a trick that even master wizards cannot perform, it only comes from the heart.
Papa would retire as a magician around the late 1990's. He spent time with his wife and kids, raising the animals the daughters left in the house as they moved out. He would build his assistant her dream home, after years of being sawed in two he figured she deserved it. Life was perfect for P.M.
In 2006 magic once again sparked in his heart. In June of 2006 Papa, became a papa! With the birth of his grandson Papa once again had magic running in his blood. He would spend countless hours with the young lad, who much like his papa would prove quite precocious as well. They shared a bond, and Papa new this is the boy he would eventually pass all his secrets too; how to make things float, where the coins go to once they disappear, how to woo the ladies, how to spit the farthest, and most of all, how to love. 
In 2012, inspired by the lad, Papa the magnificent came out of retirement. Performing with his new assistant by his side, Papa the Magnificent and his Amazing Little Buddy, would wow a crowd of , about 50, at the hottest party the small town of Ypsilanti has ever seen!

Today we toast the man who has brought magic to so many, but especially his family!
Happy Birthday Papa the Magnificent!

(Now you see it now you don't)
Papa revealed one of his secrets to me, and allowed me to pass it on to you, thanks Papa!
This his drink of choice, it is portable, and nearly invisible to the naked eye.
(SS does not condone drinking and driving. Leave this for festivals, parades, beaches, camping, events where discretion is needed, like family dinners!)
3oz. Gin
16oz. Plastic bottle of Squirt

Open the bottle of Squirt, CAUTION: this drink should NOT be shaken! 
(Don't believe me, try it :) ... See!)
Pour 3 oz. of soda into a separate cup
Using a small funnel, add the gin to the bottle
Put the lid on the bottle and put it into your cooler!
Walla! No mixed drink...this? It's a soda duh?!
That Papa truly is magnificent!

They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.

I love you Daddy! Happy Birthday!


  1. I love it! And I wish I had been at the hottest party in town:) I remember your Dad showing me all kinds of tricks (and I'm a geek so I ate up every second of it!) he is truly gifted and such a sweet, kind, wonderful guy (and Billie too:) Happy Birthday Ronnie! Love the blog Staci, keep up the good work!