In honor of your celebrated birthday, today I will only post on the subject of cats. If you would prefer another topic, let me know and I will adjust next year accordingly. Maybe Talk Like A Pirate Day or something..Here’s one you probably haven’t seen. You might not need to watch the whole thing to get the idea!
I almost feel like I’m on vacation already! Oh, wait–it’s Saturday, that’s why. Breakfast with Joan and John
I can’t say enough about Ed, he’s a master of the highest order, and I had to take a picture of him with one of his great works!
Here’s a quick video of the N-W in it’s fully restored splendor. Ed did a bang-up job as only he can. It’s now safely loaded on the truck, to hopefully get home in one piece.
I really appreciate Eds unmatched craftsmanship and his appreciation for restoring to like new without embellishing or losing the character of the original piece. He has a real instinct for doing that perfectly.
Rusty has some cool stuff, and he’s gracious about playing it. Here is a Wurlitzer piano that is practically one of a kind, and I tried to focus on the wonderful mechanical roll changer. More about this later….
Rusty has a cool old Link 2B. These are scarce, and it’s a treat to hear one. If you have an ear for history, you might remember that Link flight trainers helped win the war. Yep, same Link!
Some of my oldest friends who are now nursing bad backs will be glad they missed this, but Rusty and his good neighbors Joe and Harold made short work of loading this beast in the truck.
Here’s the aftermath:
Here’s my friend Rusty King, who was kind enough to travel into the city from NJ to show us around NY with a real insiders knowledge. It’s always fun to see Rusty, too bad for me it’s pretty infrequent!