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My New Ukulele

Monday, August 27, 2012

Today my husband and I went to the Guitar Center and spent the birthday gift certificate my kids gave me to buy a new Ukulele. My old one is the one I bought in 6th grade in 1962 by selling my original Barbie Doll and all her clothes. A friend of mine started a Ukulele group at recess. When we played in the bathroom it was like an echo chamber. (The teachers kept kicking us out).

Anyway, now that I'm retired, I'm going to start doing those things that I put off "until I had more time". Guess that time is now. Our Senior Center has free lessons, so another retired friend and I are going to look into joining the fun.

Just thought I'd share. My uke is so pretty. It has little pearly/abalone borders. Love it!

Thanks Spark friends for all the support!

Peace,
Leslie


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  • AWESOMECAROL55
    Leslie..sorry it took me so long to catch up on blogs but..You look fantastic..what a great time! I never had a ukelele but I had a guitar in the 60's...I never learned to play it but I thought i looked good holding it! LOL

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    Carol
    2268 days ago
  • MAESTRAPLANK1
    Great picture. Kindred Spirit, I played the ukulele with a friend for our seventh grade talent show at school. Great song..."Jada Jada Jada Jada Bing Bing Bing"...let's face it they just don't write songs like they used to. LOL! Aloha, dear friend. I am so happy for you with your new musical instrument. Wow! First retirement, a new car, and now a new ukulele....you go girl! emoticon
    2271 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2012 6:59:05 AM
  • CURLYHEAD1
    Sounds like fun. Good for you that you are doing something neat for yourself. Happy retirement.
    2271 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    OH I LOVE IT LESLIE.......... MY BROTHER USE TO PLAY ONE WHEN WE WERE KIDS....... WELL HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BUT HE SURE THOUGHT HE DID....... LOL........ YOU LOOK GREAT HOLDING IT......... THAT'S AWESOME THE CENTER TEACHES LESSONS FOR FREE..... GOING WITH A FRIEND WILL BE SUCH A GOOD TIME FOR YOU BOTH...... IT'S GOT TO BE SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO THINGS YOU PUT OFF....... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2272 days ago
  • VTRICIA
    Sweet! I got a ukelele for my 40th birthday but it's pretty basic. That way the kids can mess with it to their hearts' content. I know 4 chords. But I don't know what they're called. I can sort of play "over the rainbow."
    2272 days ago
  • BC062012
    Very Cool !!!!
    2272 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    That is so cool! It's such an awesome thing that you have the opportunity to get to things you've put off! You are blessed! It's great to be part of your journey.
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    2272 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Gorgeous picture. You look beautiful.

    I grew up in Hawaii and my father and brother played the ukulele.

    How fun that you are going to take classes!

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    2272 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    My father in law played ukulele. I love them! My hubby played guitar but always wished he played uke. Maybe when he retires I'll get him one!!
    2272 days ago
  • MEDDYPEDDY
    Ah I started playing ukulele autumn 2010 - I wanted to do magic in my theatre by transforming a blue guitar into a blue ukulele... and later I got a red so by christmas I do magic and transform the blu into a red... but I havenĀ“t practised since spring so I am out of it now.
    Yours is a beauty, have fun!
    2273 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Best Wishes!!!
    Ready to Rock!!!
    With Your new
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    I'll hear you play emoticon it some day.
    2273 days ago
  • LITTLEBO
    You will need to record a video and post it for us!
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    2273 days ago
  • MYOWNHERO
    Beautiful! My daughter in college informs me that all the really cool kids play ukes theses days. I see that is true!
    2273 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2012 9:57:52 PM
  • LINDAMARIEZ1
    how sweet! I wish I could hear you play! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2273 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    What a fabulous way to kick off your first year of retirement!
    It's a beautiful little thing, isn't it?
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    2273 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    WOW, that is a beauty! (both you AND the instrument!) How cool that your senior center has ukelele lessons -- who would have guessed that?

    Do you still wake up every morning and thank God for this new phase of life? I still need to pinch myself -- every day is a blank canvass for me to fill. I am doing my best to use each and every minute well, as you obviously are by pursuing a long-lost talent! Have fun!
    2273 days ago
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