Dear Pete,

Happy 90th birthday! Thank you for what you've given to our culture and for the inspiration and enjoyment you've given to me and so many of the people whom I admire.

A few months ago Jake had the opportunity to perform (solo) for Mr. Seeger and a few of his friends. In typical ten-year-old-rock-star-style, Jake took it in stride.

Jake's Mama on the other hand was verklempt. It was a thrilling moment that is forever etched in memory. Pete is a hero of mine (to say nothing of being a national treasure) and I've been lucky enough to meet him a few times. It's like shaking hands with history.

Here's to you Pete!