The Harmonica Man
Elliott was quite the entertainer today. We watched the Wimbledon tennis finals. Once again we were blessed to watch two classy athletes put on a great display of tennis and sportsmanship. John McEnroe called it the greatest tennis match he's ever seen. I don't watch much tennis, but I would have to agree with him. Tennis is very suitable to the young spectator. During play, the audience is very quiet, allowing young people like Elliott to completely focus on the action. Rafael Nadal, one of the competitors today, has a habit of letting out loud grunts with each powerful swing of his racquet. Elliott caught on to this and began to echo those grunts. So when Nadal would hit the ball, you would hear the ball leave the racquet, a grunt and then an immediate echo of the grunt only heard in our living room.
Tennis also has a clearly defined transition from the action to the applause of the audience at the completion of that action. Elliott caught onto this and was soon clapping in perfect rhythm with his fellow fans in London. I'm not sure he's a huge tennis fan, but he is certainly a fan of the tennis fan.
The video below is evidence that not everything was junk we brought from North Carolina. Elliott came across one of my old harmonicas and it wasn't long before he was belting out a tune or two. Enjoy
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