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So yesterday was one of the coolest yo-yo days I have had in a while. Topped only by the performance I did at an elementary school and the first Eli Hops event.
We were at the Rockingham Park Mall in Salem NH doing mall stuff. (My wife’s Mac laptop’s logic board is fried and they are fixing it at the Apple Store) Up on the second floor there is one of those projector pads that reacts to a break in the beam on the picture that’s on the floor. My son Eli loves playing on it for ages. I was actually sitting there filling out an application for a job while he played. A family of 3 (a dad, two kids, one is a cousin methinks) showed up in the empty section of the mall that we were in to also play with the floor, and a shiny new Red Duncan Butterfly. The Dad was able to throw a decent responsive gravity pull and even a front pass. The kids (probably ages 7 and 10) were hard pressed to get it to come back at all.
Naturally (after I finished the application) I busted out my Raptor and went crazy-go-nuts which thoroughly impressed all of them. One thing led to another and I ended up teaching a twenty minute yo-yo class (picture tricks 101) in the mall. The dad was into it the most. I wish I had a pic of his face when he landed “Jamaican Flag”. It was extra sweet cause the family was from Jamaica originally. We were all jumping and cheering when somebody finally got a trick, spreading love and joy on a string!
The mom and older sister showed up towards the end and the three newbies couldn’t wait to show off what they had learned. It warmed my heart and filled my soul with fuzzy-happiness.
Then we parted ways, me with a swelling feeling of “that-was-awesome” and the family all deciding what kind of yo-yos to get.
I love yo-yos.
And I am glad I always have four on me