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A Present from Mother

Saturday, November 10, 2012

When I was roughly middle-school aged, I played the soprano recorder for a few years. I went to a very small school at that time (never had more than 6 people in my grade) so we didn't really have a band and certainly not an orchestra, but we had a small singing group and I ended up playing as often as singing. I also played for some non-school related stuff. The whole time that I played the soprano I wanted an alto. I was just interested in the different sound. I don't remember now whether I played in ninth grade, but I definitely quit playing after I changed schools for 10th grade.

I've been at my mom's house in Pennsylvania for most of this week. Yesterday we spent some time cleaning the living room and while we were in there my mom handed me a zippered case. I didn't have to open it very far to see that it contained a recorder. It was only later that I realized that its an alto. I'm not sure that my mom realized it was an alto and I'd be amazed if she remembered that I wanted one, but she saw the recorder and thought of me, which was sweet of her, all by itself.

I wonder how many people I can manage to annoy by trying to learn how to play it? (she also gave me an instruction book)
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    go ahead and learn
    1893 days ago
    That's so thoughtful and sweet of your Mom! emoticon
    1894 days ago
    What a thoughtful gift!

    I hope your new dog friend is a music lover.

    1894 days ago
    Have fun learning it! Be sure to "annoy" your Mom someday, it will be music to her ears.
    1894 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    You have a smart loving Mum. Cherish her and try not to annoy too many people while you are learning to play your alto recorder Good Luck.

    1894 days ago
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