This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.
I have previously written about my pal Jake and his burgeoning interest in meeting stars and getting autographs. It is pretty cool to see the excitement in his eyes.
Unfortunately, I was out of town when his mom took him to see Roddy Piper at a PCW event in Oaklawn (IL). With Laurie, I had the surrealistic pleasure of meeting Piper for the first time. I would have loved to see Jake and Laurie with Piper. Instead, they made sure I got a picture and the story.
Laurie noticed something the first time we met Piper. He seems to come alive around children. It is an interesting transformation.
When Jake met Piper, Piper started to recite a bit of Rudyard Kipling. Imagine that. As I wrote before, Piper is very dedicated to literacy (stemming from his own troubles). As evidenced here, he is also dedicated to the youth.
I am glad Jake got the opportunity to meet Piper and to see this side of him. Wrestlers sometimes get a bad rap. Piper is one of a kind. Then again, so is Jake.