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A piece of history just rolled out the door…10/19/15

IMG_1476Recently, a piano that had been a part of our family and our living room, for what feels like a lifetime, rolled out the front door of our home, for the last time.

The piano had its origin in Bethel Church, Ottawa in the early 1900’s. Eventually, it found its way into our home while we pastored in Greely, Ontario. This piece of history has been used by our children to practice their lessons, and provided for yours truly, untold moments of playing pleasure – a diversion from the daily demands of life.

As we awaited the arrival of the piano movers, I sat down at the bench and played one last time. Pondering on what song would be most meaningful as the last stand, I found myself playing “Through It All, I’ve Learned to Trust in Jesus”. Thanks for the memories Andréa!IMG_1474

Yes, the world has gone digital with bigger sound and smaller space, but nothing will ever replace the memories made by a Martin Orme piano that graced our living room for so many years.

Just down the street from our home, one of those old time piano’s stands in a city park. The public are welcome to play it any time. I guess if I need my fix, I can walk to the park and “tickle the old ivories”.photo-2

By the way, the piano has found a good home. We had been told by many, that the probability of selling it was almost nil. As a matter of fact, some said we may have to pay to have someone take it away. Not only did a family call within fifteen minutes of advertising it, they gave us one hundred dollars and paid for the move. Not bad eh?

Until next time…

Don

www.cli.international

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