On February 4, 2017, I was TOTALLY SURPRISED, by this honor.
I was performing prelude music for Terry Little's annual coffeehouse in Plattsmouth. Later we did a group song and then I was blindsided by the Mayor of Plattsmouth,Nebraska, Paul Lambert, declaring February 4, 2017 as "JOHN KOOL DAY".
I had brothers and sisters in town helping me move out of my Plattsmouth residence to Lincoln. (Or so I thought). All my kids and my daughter-in-law and son-in-law were there, too.
It meant so much to me, because I did not realize I made much of an impact. I really figured my absence would not be noticed by very many at all.
Thank you. ALL OF YOU!