Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Stills - Music

I live surrounded by music. Tractors running, birds chirping, wind blowing through the pine trees and dried seed pods hanging from our redbud trees. Sitting out in the field listening to the sheep munching grass all around me or chewing cud in the barn. Blossom calling to me as I head to the house at night "Come back, we can sleep on the cot." 

On Sunday mornings Weaslie and I head to Paris, Kentucky, to play the piano for a small country church that welcomes everyone and their house cat (or dog, sheep, horse, spider, honey bees). On Sunday afternoons "Jay Cutler throws another interception!" is frequently music to my ears ;-).


This is my beloved old piano.  Well, my beloved church piano.  My house piano is beloved as well.  Both are old and a little "plinky".  Just a little.  This piano was built in 1907 and has played week in and week out for more years than anyone can remember.


And it has a picture of Lila up top.


With a great view as I sit waiting for my next cue.


And while a couple folks would like to "upgrade" it for one of them there new fangled pie-annas, it's an old friend and it knows it's safe with me :-). 

22 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Why do people always want to "upgrade" there is no sentimental value in upgrades ...... at least not for 50 - 60 years.

farmlady said...

I have an old upright too. Even though I don't play it much anymore, it's an old friend.I would never replace it. It just wouldn't seem right.
Love the photos. I didn't know you played for church. How nice.

Shirley said...

Hmmm, church fits into both of our lives for musical inspiration. Love that you have Lila keeping watch over you.

Strawberry Lane said...

Loved every word and every picture. Your piano is a treasure.

Strawberry Lane said...

P.S.
Re-read your story, again. Now, I see it is the church piano. What stories that piano could tell. I imagine all the people over the years singing with the old piano. Great story!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I agree with the previous comment--The stories this beautiful piano could tell if it could only talk--Instead it just sings thanks to you!

Sheepmom said...

I love your church piano. And it's from Buffalo! An extra reason to love it - it's from the cold and snowy north :-)

Lovely pictures. That's a church I'd go to in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing.

Alice said...

Love the picture of Lila on the church piano. "I call my sheep and they know my voice", is a song that reminds me that your voice is music to your sheep's ears.

Michelle said...

I hope there is no upgrade! What a gem of a piano.

Lori Skoog said...

Stick with it! Sweet Lila.

Terry said...

Love Lila's photo on the piano.
Hey, Jay Cutler was a Bronco, so I've heard much "another interception" music too. He hated it here, and wasn't shy about letting everyone know it.

small farm girl said...

I had one of those "plinky" pianos when I grew up. I miss it terribly.

Tiggeriffic said...

I love old piano's. the gingerbread that is on them is so beautiful. Glad you can play a piano to make sweet music from a old piano.
have a great day..ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

This post made me smile. Your header is darling and so is the picture of Lila on top of your beautiful piano!

June said...

I learned to play on an old piano up North when I was a little kid. It had been my sisters. When we moved South, the piano stayed in the house. I've never had one since. My husband saw no need for music when there was a war movie on tv.

Christine said...

It is funny you posted about that today. I was just thinking about you and your beautiful little church. I so wish there were one like that near me.

Benita said...

Beautiful woodwork on it. My dad refurbished an old upright when I was a kid and he played on it for years. I loved the sound of the music it created. Like a rag-time band sound.

MarmePurl said...

If I close my eyes, I can almost hear the sound of you playing..

Lucky me. Lucky you for loving this lovely piano the way one should

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful photos. I would like to go to that church some Sunday..and bring Chance. Paris..and what is the name of the church?? :)

henrygl.com said...

wow, thatz a nice classic piece of music, beautiful Sarah

Ed said...

Excellent macro of the keys..:-))

Mary said...

Yeesh! Upgrading is SO overrated! The one you have is perfect. And beautiful!

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