While in her teens my mom fibbed about her age to get into hairdressing school.There she met a girl named Mary; who shared the same birthday! They became great chums. Mom feared her secret being revealed and chose not to tell anyone! Mary was excited at the thought they were born on the same exact day! Each and every year they exchanged cards and birthday wishes, still mom never divulged her true age! As the years passed, their friendship grew, but still mom didn’t have the heart to tell Mary they were not the same age. The more years that passed, the more difficult it became for mom to tell her trusted friend she had fibbed to get into the school. When Mary turned sixty five she called mom, excited about their pivotal day! Still mom couldn’t tell her she was only turning sixty four! That year, Mary conveyed all the particulars of her exciting surprise party to mom! Meanwhile, mom on the other end of the phone, feigned being sixty five with nothing spectacular to report about her pivotal Birthday! A year later mom turned sixty-five so we had a special surprise dinner for her, with friends and family. But of course she wouldn't think of telling Mary! Mom went to her grave with Mary thinking mom died at sixty seven, while the obituary listed her as sixty six! I wonder what Mary thought! Newspaper error? I wonder if Mom would have played it out the same way today? What do you think, should she have told Mary?
It would have been my Moms 81'st Birthday today! She's been gone 15 years, this picture was taken on her sixty fifth Birthday, a year before she passed! Thinking of you today mom, and understanding you more and more as each day passes! Siouxsue shares the same birthday with my mom! Happy Birthday to you too Sioux!
Last week I was very inconsistent with my blogging. This week I have lots to share. To answer Lisa’s question, yes the new organ is in fine working order, real oak cabinet and all! What a throw away world we live in! Imagine the joy a less fortunate musician might feel to have an opportunity to own something this precious. It angers me to think it was just strewn on the side of the road in the pouring rain! At least wait for a sunny day, where you know someone will see it. I could surmise that they just tossed it out to make room for their Christmas tree. But I hate to make assumptions!
At first there was a ghost key, but once it dried out, it was fully functioning and very clean. Bryan unscrewed the back only to find only a light layer of dust which he vacuumed thoroughly, as both Pepper and I didn’t want any foreign critters roaming the house! Bryan is considerately using his head phones while practicing. Pepper has embraced the accepted the new organ. Giggling every time he mentions that he's is going to play with his organ!
Except that my dining room is shrinking because it doubles as a music room, you’d never even know we have a new organ…Yeah, okay, I am in a little bit of denial! He planned on putting it upstairs in his room, where the other organ resides. I figured he’d get more use out of it downstairs with the other instruments. Hey, I may even have a go at it myself. Hmmm......Now if I could only find my book of Christmas Carols!