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October 03, 2006

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Sacred Art of Living

Trish, what a lovely vision you offer! I have a good friend who plays the accordion, it is one of those instruments that just makes me smile. I wish I knew of a spare one to send your way. As for me, I have been dreaming of learning to play the cello. I have always adored cello music, and now it is showing up in my dreams where I am playing the most beautiful music.
Love and blessings, Christine

Story Midwife

Ah, the cello! I too have long wanted to play the cello. Its deep resonance makes my heart hum. What wonderful dreams you are having!

Bette

I just know that the right, funky accordian will come to you, Trish! Its a cool instrument for you and Sammy to express yourselves through. I've been wanting to return to the oboe - played it in Jr. High. After living in KY for 14 yrs. I'm intrigued by the appalachian dulcimer. I rescued one at someones curb on trash day :) Keep us posted on your accordian search :) Hugs, Bette.

cathleenmedina

What wonderful women and musicians have gathered here!! I'll ask Martha, at "The Artful Attic" - eclectic, unique, out-there pieces - maybe she knows of a dusty accordian. Bette, I have a lap/mountain dulcimer - it is a wonderful instrument, and easy to play (I could not master chords on the guitar.) Some day we'll all get together with our words, and our music, and our art, and our dreams, and our voices... and watch out!!
Here's to music of all varieties and tones!! :)
Cathleen

Bette

Hi Cathleen :) That's cool you know how to play the dulcimer! I'm glad to hear its easy to play. The day we all get together will be awesome!

Story Midwife

Hello Women!

Bette, I await that FUNKY accordion! The appalachian dulcimer --- Hmmm, never heard of it. Is it similar to the hammer dulcimer? A trash rescue! You're my sort of woman!

Cathleen, I didn't know you played the dulcimer!! Yes, I can see us all gathering in the woods, inviting the trees and creatures dirt to sing and dance along. Wahoo!

Bette

Here's a photo of my adopted dulcimer: http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/BetteWappner/IMG_33751.jpg.
With its particular shape, its called a 'teardrop' I believe.
Here's a link to esplain appalachian dulcimers in general:
http://www.cybozone.com/luthier/instruments/dulcimer.html
Yeeha!

Bette

Let's try my dulcimer link again. (I rotated it, but it still shows it sideways on my screen.)

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/BetteWappner/IMG_33751.jpg

Story Midwife

Bette, this is wonderful! Was your instrument made by someone in your neck of the woods? How do you play it? Bowed? Plucked? Do you use chords?

Sacred Art of Living

A gathering in the woods with song sounds simply and lusciously divine. We'll have to figure this out some way, some how.
Love to you all, Christine

Bette

Hi Trish! No, unfortunately my dulcimer was made in Korea by Hondo II and has had a broken string ever since I rescued it. Haven't taken lessons yet. I believe you pluck the ole' girl :)))

kyra

hey! count me in! i want to play accordian!!! me me me!!!

Story Midwife

Come, come, Kyra! In addition to loving and healing and gracious, the circle is wiiiide!

Jeanne Loehnis

Trish,

I agree -- how AWESOME -- your vision for children in foster care!!!!! I had an accordion in my possession ... perhaps 5 years ago. Not needing it, I passed it on to another in my family. If we still have it, I have to believe it is not being used. I'm asking........

Hugs,
Jeanne

Story Midwife

Jeanne! How great to "see" you here again! Thanks for checking into the family accordion. Even if it doesn't make it to Iowa, I'm curious to know its story. How did you acquire it? How long did you play? Does it have a name? Hugs back to you!

cathleenmedina

Hi Trish,
I asked at the Artful Attic (while Martha Louise was with me!) and someone has called me back. She has an old accordian from the Netherlands!! I'm sure there's a story that comes with it. Call me if you're interested and I'll give you her number. Mark will be heading to the Kansas City area soon and could bring it that far.
Keep making music!! Love, Cathleen

Story Midwife

From the NETHERLANDS!!!! No kidding! I'm Dutch, you know. ;-)

Jeanne Loehnis

Trish and friends,

I didn't play the accordian more than minutes. The family that gifted our family with it had a son who supposedly played a long while and very well. I did have a classmate in 3rd and 4th grade - Lester - who played the "concertina" which I think is a small version of an accordian. I remember being very impressed when he would play it at "talent shows". It seemed (still does, I guess) like a very hard instrument. Somehow, Trish, I know you will create music (and love and joy and much positive energy) from it!

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