The great Louis Armstrong sang, “It’s a Wonderful World.” Satchmo was a positive guy and someone who really enjoyed life. He spent a lot of time grinning, laughing, and wiping his face with his white handkerchief.
If you’ve read my latest book or my blogs, you know that I’ve always admired old Satch. My brother and I had the chance to meet him after a concert when we were kids. In fact, a policeman captured us trying to sneak backstage, but Louie told him to let us go and called us over to talk. That was a thrill for two young trumpet players.
The point of all this is that Louis Armstrong was a happy guy, who loved to laugh and joke around. I’ve never seen things as bad in our country and the world as they are right now. Things were tough at times for Satchmo too, but he still laughed.
There are times when finding something worthy of a chuckle is like trying to find a comedy club in