“Mr Birdie The Bluebird” is the title of a book I wrote and illustrated when I was ten years old. My mother got so excited about it, she mailed copies of it to Random House Publishers. They promptly returned it with a politely worded rejection notice. My mother passed away from cancer 9 years later. She was 49 years old. Before passing, she told me I would someday become successful as a cartoonist. Today’s “JumpStart” is in tribute to the amazing Dorothy Armstrong.