The joys of owning a piano
Greetings from the Ridge.
So this nice, unsuspecting couple in Shropshire, England, took their old piano in for a tuning. Piano tuning must be a more difficult proposition in England if you have to take the piano to the tuner. The tune-master opened up the instrument and found what British officials will only call a “life-changing” hoard of gold sovereigns minted between the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Investigators are trying to trace the piano’s ownership and anyone wanting to make an official claim has until April 20. If no one comes forward then a lucky couple in Shropshire, England, will have their lives changed thanks to a few pounds of gold in an old piano.
If you’re fortunate your family has a piano that’s either an heirloom to you or at least it’s been a constant companion to little and big fingers over the years. Many of us have heard our parents and grandparents talk of those pre-TV, pre-radio, pre-iPhone days when the evening’s entertainment would consist of gathering around the family piano and simply singing along. My grandmother told me that she always thought it was a federal requirement that every family had at least one person who could play the piano.