My story for the letter "P" at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday blog is all about a baby grand piano. I'm posting this early as I will be out of town on Wed. and Thurs., and working on a computer other than my own really seems to confound me! Can you say "technologically challenged"?
About a year ago, my father-in-law mentioned that he wanted my daughter, Karen, to have my mother-in-law's baby grand piano. My mother-in-law loved this piano and played it all the time until Alzheimers invaded her mind and memory. My daughter couldn't have the piano until she and her husband moved from their very small house into a much larger home that could accomodate the size of a baby grand piano. Karen and Joe knew that they
wanted had to move because they were rapidly running out of room in the small, cramped house with two kids and all the "stuff" that goes along with a two year old and five year old! All the time they were looking for a larger home, Karen kept the piano in the back of her mind knowing that she had to have room for it. Luckily her new house has an open room (office area?) to the kitchen and family room that is perfect for the piano.
Karen and Joe painted the room and the piano looks great against the light walls. Karen hasn't put anything on the walls yet because we have to have some old piano sheet music covers framed. We found sheet music from the time my mother-in-law was single with her maiden name on the covers! She married in 1945 so the sheet music is old!
Eventually my grandchildren will take piano lessons. Karen took lessons for several years but never really pursued the piano as a serious activity. She would go to Northern Arizona University for summer music camp but I think that this was more of a social time than serious music theory time! She insists that she learned a lot about the piano, but I know that she had a ball at music camp as well.
I can't wait to see who gives Karen more of a headache when it comes to practicing the piano...Brandt or Lillian! Believe me, I speak from experience!
Here are some of the sheet music covers that we are going to frame for the new "music" room.
Visit Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "P".