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  1. This is fantastic BW! I had a player piano while growing up. I did learn how to play it but it was also wonderfull listening to it play all by itself. I know you’ll enjoy it.

    • Look at Her shine! Beautiful and shining in her home!
      I can hear the music…remember from holidays past…family members together!
      What song did you listen to first?

      Congratulations…so proud for you all!

      • I don’t know if you remember the actual year Momma received this gift, but we had Christmas Eve at your mom and dad’s in Monroe the night before!!! So, the guys rolled it into the den (without Mom hearing) AFTER we got home late from Monroe! (In case anyone was wondering, Lori is one of my first cousins!)

  2. Oh my goodness! I’ve often wondered what happened to the piano. It matches the floor perfectly! I know Aunt D and Uncle B are smillin’ down on y’all. Enjoy.

  3. what a wonderful thing this is. You parents must be looking down with joy. Enjoy the piano and all the great memories.I Predict that it will bring much happiness and joyous music to the miracle bayou treehouse!
    God Bless

  4. Freaking awesome. Great job. Wish we had a music heritage in my family.
    I helped move a concert grand once. I’d of paid the rent on that lift.

  5. Well, we know Dotter and The Captain play the piano. Does anyone else play without the help of a “roll”?
    Seeing the forklift brought back memories for me. We also had to rely on a forklift to get a piano and other furniture into the “barn” (apt.) for Number 2 Son and Favorite daughter-in-law over 5’8″.
    I know you’re proud to have this special piece of furniture. I also know y’all will have hours of fun while making more memories.

    • Making more memories sounds really good to me! The Captain picks at it by ear, and I only ever took lessons for a short while. But playing piano is Dotter’s forte`and bread and butter.

  6. That is a beautiful piece of furniture. I know it’ll be the one thing that’ll make the tree house feel like home to you. Start it up playing, sit back, close your eyes and let your mind drift. Should be very relaxing

  7. Wow–I’m so happy about this. It’s like you’ve brought them–Uncle Bill & Aunt Donna–home too. (Can’t believe Santa delivered it after the ride home from Monroe!)

    • I know! Wasn’t that amazing? LOL! (By the way,y’all, Mindy is another cousin!!!) And let me add here about a family tradition. My dad and his brother took turns having Christmas Eve at their homes after Grandmother passed away. So, one year we would all drive the 80 miles to Uncle Tom and Aunt Joan’s house and the next year they would drive to Mom and Dad’s house for Christmas Eve and we always drove back home after the Christmas Eve celebration. Oh, and fireworks were part of the party when we went to Uncle Tom’s house!!! (And Aunt Joan’s famous chocolate chip cookies with nuts!)

  8. It was quite an adventure, and I think RenRed and The Captain did their parts admirably.

    But I have to correct you on one thing. That year, LilBro stayed home from Monroe, and the piano was delivered while we were IN Monroe. Also, Momma knew something was up, because they had to move that big crock piece she kept the umbrellas in, and they didn’t put it back. She noticed it when we got back home, but she hadn’t a clue why it had been moved, because RenRed and I quickly went into the den and shut the door, and she wasn’t about to disturb the newlyweds!

    I was so excited I couldn’t sleep, and I remember getting up early because I couldn’t stand it anymore and going and waking her up (and everybody else!). I started a Christmas roll and it began playing when she walked through the door. And yes, she was VERY surprised! Sweet memories!!

    • Dear Blu, sorry that good family memories and my cousins finding this blog when it’s two years old is information overload. I guess it’s just too “Waltonish” for you, huh? Those boring details were for the readers who typically want more. You may exclude yourself from that category and my feelings won’t be hurt. Yep, nice fishy. Six hours fishing here Wednesday in brackish zone only produced hardheads, sail cats, lady fish, rat reds, and a small large mouth. Nothing picture worthy. Now, is that information overload?

  9. Wow, what a beauty!! And such a lovely piece of family history. I bought myself a 2nd hand spinet piano a few years ago and it’s one of my favorite pieces. We had a tough time getting it home so I can imagine it was quite a feat to raise it 12 feet!!

    • I put a second-hand spinet on the net for sale just this morning. Dotter, who now has a Master’s degree in piano performance, grew up playing this piano and it’s sad to see it go. She has her own piano now, and now we have her grandmother’s in our house, so I hope some family can put it to good use . . . . .and will enjoy it as much as we did. It’s tough getting rid of all this furniture that made memories for us. I wish I wasn’t so sentimental. I broke down and cried in the old house yesterday while sorting through “junk” to get rid of. I’m such a weenie!!! Thanks for the sweet comment.

  10. I’ve been out of town again for work—-I miss reading the blog! What a wonderful memory to move into the house. I love the fact that Captain had to ride up with the piano, even if he couldn’t have saved it from falling, at least he would have been someone to blame it on if it had! Glad to see the house coming along.

  11. P.S. I have a forklift license and all the fancy training certificates to go with it, just in case you need another driver. 🙂

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