Flash forward to the last few years, I had been sitting around wondering whatever became of the books. Then one day I discovered "The Wishing Well" volume, tucked among some tattered old things at a used book shop. A few weeks ago, I found another one in Tampa.
When I asked my mom if she had any of the old books, she offered them to me for my collection--all except her favorite, which she's holding onto for a while longer. See, sentimental things are hard to give up :) So, a big shout-out to my mom, Iris, for making me happy! She gets me.
It's also fun to have something to collect. Being "on the hunt" for something special is one of the many perks of life.
|Oh, Alice. Your antics always make me smile.|
|On the left, something I can manage now. On the right, something I'm aspiring to!|
Check out the markings in the books (the best part!).......Someone was sitting at a piano bench with their teacher in 1959, working on this piece.
So, as I always tell my husband, at least my obsessions are wholesome, legal and "sweet"! He keeps telling me that books and paper don't weigh much or take up too much space, unless you collect them in the thousands (ahem).. I also have a sneaking suspicion that if I play THIS song one more time, my entire family is going to feed me to wolverines....Judy Garland is not everyone's cup of tea, apparently. LOL.
Ta-ta for now....