Thursday, September 10, 2009
The right man for my mom
Since my dad died years ago my mother always said she would never get married again. But now she might be relenting! That is because I have found the perfect man for her.
It is Harry Connick Jr.'s father!
There is Harry Connick Sr. pictured above. That's him.
My mother does not actually know him. But lastnight we listened to an interview with Harry Connick Jr. that my mom taped the other day off Canadian radio. And Harry Connick Sr. is perfect!
Number one he is Catholic. As is Harry Connick Jr., who talked about it, and my mother liked that. "I am a Roman Catholic, I go to church every Sunday," Harry Connick Jr. said in the interview she taped. Ergo my mother approves of his family.
I even read years ago that Harry Connick Sr., the district attorney of New Orleans, refused to get involved in the big church scandal because he would not prosecute the church. He seems about my mom's speed on that one.
Not only that, but Harry Connick Sr. sings jazz for fun sometimes and so does my mom. They both have similar taste in music and love Oscar Peterson and Joe Williams and Nat "King" Cole. Who, my mother refers to him as Nat Cole. That is how hip she is.
Both of them were widowed years ago so they would understand each other on that. Plus, Harry Connick Jr.'s father is Irish and the Irish and Germans have always gotten along. He would love a beautiful German woman like my mother.
See? This would work out great.
If my mother married Harry Connick Sr. she might have to move to New Orleans but at least that is a place I would not mind visiting.
Howard and I would have Harry Connick Jr. as a stepbrother which, we would like that! And Harry Connick Jr. would like us. I interviewed him a long time ago when I worked at the Niagara Gazette and we got along fine on the phone as we talked about Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Leonard Pennario. Well, OK, we did not talk about Leonard Pennario because I did not know Leonard Pennario then. But I am sure Harry Connick Jr. would have talked about him had I brought him up.
He was too hip and savvy not to know about Leonard Pennario!
And I know both he and his dad, being Irish and jazz-loving, would love this.
With which, my question today is: Does anyone out there in Blog-O-Land know Harry Connick Sr.?
Can anyone help me get the wheels turning?