Muddy day soccer game cancellation leads to catching the last day of Cinderella at the Nashville Public Library with the renowned Tischner marionettes. This is right up my alley! Little man was a little afraid on the way in (for the same reason's he doesn't want to go into a mall if "Santa" is there?) but was enchanted in no time. This is the stuff magic memories are made of! Nashville is lucky to house the gorgeous marionettes of Tom Tischner and to have Wishing Chair Productions (a trio of talented puppetiers) put on several shows a year in the beautiful theater at out main branch downtown library. These are some of the same shows I saw as a kid. Tom Tischner, I learned from the library's website, started in 1938, at fifteen years old, at our fair city's library doing an original version of Puss in Boots for the kids. He spent fifty years at the Nashville library as volunteer and employee. Though he had a children's TV show out of New York and was the one to contribute the puppets to the Broadway musical Carnival!, he came back to the Nashville Public Library. He passed away in 1992, but NPL and Wishing Chair Productions keeps his magic alive to live on through a new generation of kids. Bravo!
Watered-down earth mother, singer/songwriter and actress, Lauren Braddock Havey has penned a parenting memoir, A Journey to the Son, being released October 2009 by Two Harbors Press. She is also concurrently releasing a companion CD, a “folk-rock opera” of the same name. For more info, please visit www.ajourneytotheson.com