the piano just before the movers loaded it on the truck.
on monday we said good bye to our old (1898) ivers and pond piano. it was sad watching it go, sad because it signals the end of a chapter in our own lives. the piano was played for almost 25 years in our home. at the end it was not really played that much anymore, except for a short time when hannah's friend ian would happily jam away on it (a talented young man, that one).
a painting of alex and james in front of the piano, and hannah (below) with her 5 chickens.
the good thing is that the piano's new home is alex's home in vermont. yay! the piano really always was alex's. we bought it for her when she was little and she took lessons for about 10 years. hannah tried the piano, but did not like it, so she switched to the violin. james was not inclined to play the piano.
the old piano will have a good home in vermont. alex is already tickling the ivories every day; she is amazed at how well she can still read music and how she can still play several songs. there is a lot of music left to play on that old piano....