I’ve been a big Todd Rundgren fan since about 1975 or so.
So, imagine my excitement when, in June of 1996, I found myself in his home in Woodstock, New York.
Well, Todd was not there. He was in the process of moving to Hawaii – and he was having an Estate Sale at his Woodstock home.
My friend R and I went. Nothing could stop us.
Here’s R – posing at the Mink Hollow Road sign:
and me, too:
The street sign has significance because Todd put out an album in 1977 called “Hermit Of Mink Hollow”
Anyway, R and I were there – inside Todd’s house! Buying his stuff! Peering into the window of his recording studio!
We had found Utopia!
I purchased Todd’s pagoda. I like to think it is a spiritual connection.
Here it is residing in Woodstock:
And here it is residing in my Mother-In-Law’s yard in Long Island:
In his Woodstock home, Todd had a playroom for the kids, and there was a sand box. In that sand box, I found a leaf of a Jade Plant. Also known as a Friendship Tree.
I pocketed that leaf.
I took it home and planted it.
Eventually it became this Mama plant.
When Hubby moved into my apartment, it was too large for us to keep. I was afraid that it would die in the smaller, less-lit apartment, so who did I call?
My buddy R, of course.
Here he is, barely able to get Mama Plant into his car.
Good bye, Mama Plant! Good bye Todd’s and my Friendship Tree!
But – of course –
I kept a leaf.
And now, here’s the Grandbaby of Todd’s plant:
And, the cuttings I had to give it yesterday to keep it well pruned.
Todd fans around the country – no, the world! should have these cuttings – to be able to spread the Love, spread the Friendship!
Please let me know if you want me to mail you a cutting. But hurry, they won’t last for long, and I don’t have that many.
Comment to this post if you want a Great-Grandbaby Todd Friendship Tree leaf, which you can plant and have grow into your very own Friendship Tree. A direct connection to The Man Himself.
Thanks, Todd. We love you.
PS added July 2016 – The above post is several years old; I’m afraid I no longer have cuttings available to send out.