Wednesday, January 6, 2010

All Is Not Lost


Last year, in writing a birthday blog for one of my favorite nephews (a talented musician who attended Berklee College of Music in Boston before launching his career with Classixx), I happened to mention that he had been kind enough to obtain a personalized autograph for me from James Taylor when they chatted in the school cafeteria. I then took the opportunity to thoroughly roast said nephew for losing the autograph before managing to get it into my eager hands. (Not that I'm an autograph-seeker, by the way. Quite the opposite. But this is James Taylor, people!)
And my NAME was on it.

Anyway, guess what incredible surprise package I happened to open on Christmas morning, complete with color-coordinated frame? The only thing that would have made it better is if James had used a term of endearment ("fondly" for instance) before signing his name. But the JT dude probably thinks he doesn't know me.

Zoom shot. (Please note music paper.)

Wide Angle. (Please note color-coordinated frame.)

Now, I ask you......What could be better than a nephew who is so tuned in to his aunt's musical preferences that he scores her the autograph of a lifetime, loses it, finds it years later when he's going through some old boxes of stuff, and frames it for Christmas?

That's an easy one. Nuttin'.

20 comments:

Katie Blacker said...

wow. that is a cool gift and an even better story.

jen said...

There must be a James Taylor song that reflects this situation . . .

KC Mom said...

I'm thinking you have a pretty cool nephew...James is pretty cool too. ;)

Sue said...

Of course, there's a James Taylor song that fits EVERY situation!

(And you're right, I do have a pretty cool nephew!)

=)

Fiauna said...

Wow! That is just too cool!

Lisa said...

I love James Taylor... and I say its a picture (and story) fit for over the fireplace.

VK said...

Thoughtful people in your family. They must have a good example or two.

Amy said...

Awesome! what a sweet nephew you have!

JustMEtheMOM said...

He is one thoughtful guy - and what a great Christmas gift for you. I can still see the smiles :)

Kristin

Jill said...

Now THAT is a GIFT!!

jen said...

I just got the nicest surprise in the mail! Is there any James Taylor in that mix?

Sue said...

Wow, that came fast, Jen. And I think there might be one James Taylor, but the CD is mostly newer stuff.

=)

K.C. said...

Wow! What a wonderful surprise & thoughtful gift. I love James Taylor too & finally saw him for the first time last summer! :)

Katie said...

Can I just say, that is AWESOME!

Darlene said...

Just where are you going to put this totally special Christmas present from Tyler? It deserves a great place!! I love James Taylor too and it seems like all of your blogger friends feel the same way.

NBlake said...

I love James Taylor too. And the kid who got the autograph.

karen said...

That is very exciting! I love James Taylor, and I think I love your nephew too!

RobinfromCA said...

What a treasure for you and such a thoughtful nephew!

Jess said...

That's so cool that you have a nephew that loves you so much, and knows that you love James Taylor. Then to frame it for Christmas-what a guy!

Karen Sue said...

Great gift and I like James - he takes me back to me younger years, when my knee and eyes and ears and bod were all working just fine!! You know, before everyone prefaces the report with, "at your age,..."

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