Visiting a friend after school one day, I got to watch their TV and saw Flippo. After that my parents got sick of hearing about Flippo, but my mother sat with me one day to watch his show on channel 10, WBNS (Wolf Brothers News and Shoes we joked). I couldn't believe she laughed at some of his jokes, especially the ones I didn't understand. (Later in life I would.)
The next year my parents had a really big birthday party for me at the Athletic Club in Columbus. All of my friends and classmates were there. I cannot remember any present I got or anything else about the party that year except the moment that Flippo walked in.
He joked, played insturments, did magic and knew my name.
He was amazing.