Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1979356 - 10/27/12 05:21 PM Grandma's Piano
S. Phillips Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Forte Farm, Lexington, KY
Gee after seeing Ed's topic about squares, I thought I'd post this letter from Grandma found in the piano bench.


Open letter from Grandma.

Dear Grandchildren,

Regarding that piano that was left to you in my will... Many of you will remember the beautiful ____________ (insert grand, square grand, upright or player). I’m sure you recall my saying that I would never get rid of it. That’s because (choose one)
1. It was here in the house when we bought it and your grandfather and I didn’t know that the legs could be taken off so that we could move it out of here.
2. Your grandfather, never loved the piano but was sure that if we made all our children take lessons, one of them would make it big in vaudeville and support us in our old age.
3. We bought it from an elderly piano salesman who told us that King George had one just like it and that there were only 3 made of this rare mahogany shipped exclusively from Cuba before communists used all of it for cigar boxes to help the Russians fund the Cuban missile thing.

Contrary to family lore, I was never really a concert pianist. This may come as a surprise to you but because none of you ever played the piano it was really easy to slop through a few old hymns and keep that old fable alive.

Your grandfather was really a cheapskate and never intended to tune it or even keep the mice out of it, so after he died I had old Mr. Smith completely rebuild it in exchange for a couple of really nice pies. He even vacuumed it out too! So remember it’s really worth a bunch of money and don’t let some fancy piano salesman tell you it’s not!

And don’t forget, if you have to move it, it will take at least 6 men who all used to be professional football players to lift it off the two concrete front steps.
_________________________
Sally Phillips
Piano Technician
One can always find something to improve.
2 Steinway Os, Steinway B & C, C. Bechstein A
Phillips Piano Tech

Top
(ad PTG 568) Win a Year Journal Subscription
PTG 57th Annual Convention - Atlanta
#1979486 - 10/27/12 10:33 PM Re: Grandma's Piano [Re: S. Phillips]
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2035
Loc: Maine
Wow! I think I just tuned that piano last week, except that this one had obviously been "rebuilt" in exchange for one rather mediocre pie.
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
126 registered (accordeur, Almaviva, ajames, 39 invisible), 1871 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75528 Members
42 Forums
156188 Topics
2293628 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Replacing a treble string-Steinway B-under the bass strings
by Greg the Piano Tuner
Today at 11:47 AM
New set of studies probing Does Practice Make Perfect?
by music32
Today at 11:25 AM
Toyama Piano- A Year On.
by TheAccompanist
Today at 09:39 AM
Frederick Historical Piano Benefit Concert - July 29 2014
by Terrytunes
Today at 09:25 AM
Using a (continuous) sustain pedal as expression
by barmassimo
Today at 09:06 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission