In elementary school though, you could start music classes in orchestra or band in the fifth grade and I chose to play my Grandma Anderson's violin. I remember the pride I felt when we picked up her violin from the instrument repair shop so many years ago. The man talked about what a wonderful instrument it was and what joy it brought him to repair and play it. He played a few strings of notes and I was so anxious to start making that same beautiful music. I wondered when my grandmother had started playing and imagined her practicing every night. I'm grateful to have that connection to her.
|Photo collage courtesy of my dad|
The video below is from my grandpa's 2012 "Mimi" Concert.
|Grandpa and Mimi on their wedding day|
|Me and Mimi|