I'm sure you've heard of Yo-Yo Ma, the internationally famous and award winning cellist. But, have you heard of Yo-Yo Pa? You might know him as Judge Crow or Granddad. Well, he is my Pa and the guy who won the Topeka Yo-Yo Championship circa 1939-1940. Last night I took Yo-Yo Pa to a demonstration by National Yo-Yo Champion and World Runner-up, Brent Dellinger. It was truly amazing. He did tricks that were too fast to follow. Double Yo-Yos. Yo-Yos in the dark. Free style Yo-Yos. Yo-Yos off the string. Hundreds of people attended. Yo-Yo Pa loved it!
Here is Brent at the 2003 World Championships:
Yo-Yo Pa bought several of Brent's custom-made ball bearing Yo-Yos. Here is Yo-Yo Pa as he waits in line for Brent to sign his Yo-Yos.
It was fun. The next time you see him, ask Yo-Yo Pa to show you some tricks.