Thursday, 7 October 2010

Loved playing the Piano

I remember Mum often tickled the Ivories that is the piano keys. We had a little up right in the corner of our living room. Smile though your heart is breaking springs to mind was one of her favourites by Charlie Chaplin. I often sat with her as she showed me a few stroked of the key, but only managed to play chop sticks I think it was called. But I think I got more joy just watching her play. I think it sometimes just took her off to a world of her own. My brother however later on as he got older self taught the guitar. I still tinkle on my key board now and again but it doesn't compare to mums gift ...

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  1. hi there fellow chop sticks piano player.. (I never, ever got past that stage..) We had a small upright too...A legacy from Mum's mum, but no-one played...such a shame. I always felt that if I played enough, just tinkering, that the gift would come to me...but alas, no, (I think we children marked the Ivory keys with the letters come to think of it..!!)...Lovely memory, Sheila, thanks for sharing . xPenx

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  2. Hellooooo!! I managed to follow you now Sheila, so another lovekly friend to add to my list :)Love your bird picture and your avatar, Take care xxxxx

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  3. I meant lovely not lovekly!!!

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  4. I am loving these memories you are sharing with us. Please keep it up.

    Hugs,
    Beth

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  5. Hi Poppy how's the braclets going now there's a hobby I should have taken up. Pen I just love listening to people that have a talent for the piano I am still plonking on my keyboard only sometimes. Thank you Beth I will glad you are enjoying them. Thank you all. Sheila

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  6. I'd love to have been able to play the piano or any instrument, it must be lovely to be able to just sit down and trot out a tune 'Dream of Olwen, Claire de Lune, or even just a good rendering of Chopsticks, oh if wishes were fishes, we'd all be swimming in the sea.
    Love your blogs.

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