Daily Archives: June 25, 2017

“TO MY BOY . . . .”

Another eBay gem, irresistible in so many ways:

The inscription: “To my boy, Dr. Rush, Rush into me and brush me off.  Thomas Fats Waller.”

The photograph:

and a little closer:

and the link.

It’s nice to see Fats’ most elegant handwriting, and to know that even though he lived life at top speed, that he could slow down long enough to ornament a photograph this way.

A little music: even though he stumbles over the lyrics near the end, this is a wondrous sample of Fats, leisurely making us feel and making us feel better.

May your happiness increase!