Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dreary wonderful rain

Today it is raining, and raining and raining. I should not complain though since we have really needed the rain here in Texas. Here it seems to be feast or famine.

My husband is working with a blood drive today and there are very few people coming into the store due to the rain, and I am getting very melancholy. I don't usually sit still long enough to let this happen, but with autumn and rain and everyone's lives changing away from leisure to concentrate more on work, well--you see how it is.

The music I am playing in the store today is a piano CD with Newell Oler who was a great(I thought so anyway) pianist who lived in Dallas and played sometimes at the Anatole Hotel about 15 years or more ago. That is where I first heard him. He has since died but his family still market his CD's and I have them all. I love piano music and play it quite often here where I also sell his CD's. I have a beautiful baby grand piano that was made in 1927. I do not play but am teaching myself to. I did read music back in the school days so had that little advantage however they say you should start young to be good, therefore I am hoping for mediocre. I played clarinet and drums while in school. I tried piano at one time but that did not work out at the time. Now, today I think it would be the best thing I ever did if I could play. So we will see how it goes. We have a piano teacher who lives across the street but I am older than she is and it seems embarassing to take actual formal lessons. Especially when I see the kids coming and going from her house in the afternoons that I am home. I may change my mind and hire her to teach me later on, but at this time I want to go at my own pace.

This business is unusual in that some days you are busy and never sit down and others like today you could write a book. That is another thing I am doing. I have worked hard in my career prior to this one and there are many things I plan to do with the rest of my life.

I was fortunate that I could take early retirement and follow my dreams.

Remember what Mark Twain said:
"Let us so live that when we come to die
Even the undertaker will be sorry."

Remember the Antique Show here in town September 19 and 20 Sat. and Sunday sponsored by Nitch in Time Antiques who are a local antique store down the block from me. It is held at the Fairgrounds building.


The Victorian Parlor said...

I want so desperately to learn to play the piano. I have a friend whose daughter just graduated from college and she gives lessons. The only problem is that once I learn I will want a piano and not any piano but a beautiful antique piano. Our house is too small to accommodate a piano so we would have to add on a room. So basically we can't afford for me to take piano lessons:).



Sue said...

I love the piano and wish I would have tried to learn to play it at an early age. Someday, I too will learn to play as we are new too old to learn something new! Take care.