We had a visit from Gretel's Grampy Frank and Great Aunt Mary in March. It was great fun to have them! A few of the other Lackaff brothers and sisters met up at our house for a brief reunion. Five of the nine were present, which I'm guessing hasn't happened in several years. Below are L-R Uncle Pete, Aunt Mary, Aunt Annie, Dad and Uncle Fred.
They are all really talented piano players, so each in turn sat down to plunk away at our piano. This is Fred playing a tune.
A few shots of dinner. Casey and Gretel and I felt pretty lucky to get to listen in on the stories of the good old days on the farm and so forth. It was a real treat!!
As icing on the cake, just today we received a thank you gift from Aunt Mary in the mail. I'd been wishing for a real old metr0nome, the kind that are beautiful as well as functional. Mary's package included just that, a gorgeous metronome in perfect condition dating back to the early 1900s. Needless to say this is my new favorite possession. And it looks absolutely beautiful on the piano (see below). It will make my lessons even more fun than they already are! THANK YOU Mary!