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Grampy's Magic Inspiring Story
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Hello All....

I'm a GrandPa with 10 grand children, hence the name.....

I've always been fascinated by magic since I was 5 years old, when I saw my first show at a VFW hall in Kalamazoo, Mich.  Growing up I read every book I could find on the subject.  Around 10 years old or so I discovered Harry Houdini and he became my hero.  Again I read everything I could find on him and his magic.  I did my first public performance at age 12 for a senior citizens club my dad used to deliver bakery goods to.   My next performance, along with a few friends was for our 8th grade talent show at school.

As life went on, I sort of strayed from performing, but never lost that love for it.  Fast forward about 30+ years....my daughter asked me if I could perform magic for her 4 year old daughter's (my grand daughter) birthday party.  My daughter knew I was into magic and had come across my "box-o-tricks" many a time as she grew up. How could I say no?!   So I put together a routine and my daughter even bought me a REAL "magician's hat" so I could pull something out of it for her :o)  The show went well, the kids LOVED it! Now my little grand daughter, Gabby, is hooked on magic too.

Since doing that show, I was re-bitten by the bug.  I began to advertise and started to get enough bookings for kids parties that I quit a 2nd job I had making pizza.  I am currently making more money than I was at the pizza joint!

I never thought I would be making money from magic, and now here I am as a Semi-Pro Magician :o)

 

Paul "Grampy" Mateer

BTW -  Grampy actually comes from Grumpy Grandpa.  I was trying to quit smoking and my grand daughter, McKendize called me that.  I no longer smoke, and am no longer grumpy, but I liked Grampy so it kinda stuck....

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I shed a tear when I read this story.. Very nice Paul. Your grand baby should be proud of you.
blaine , February 22, 2013
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that was great Paul! You can sure tell how much you love your grandbaby!
laura eisele , February 22, 2013

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