I’ve never been clairvoyant.  Who knows what’s in your futre.  These days I simply concentrate on positive self-talk for an outcome that I desire.

Recently while cleaning out some old papers I came across an old receipt from Arthur Gardner who service was to tune my beautiful Wurlitzer baby grand piano.

This piano was purchased for $500.00 by my grandfather for my mother in 1931.  It then went with her to our apartment in the Uptown area of Chicago not far from the Lake Michigan-hugging Lincoln Park.  Dark mahogany in color was that instrument.  I loved playing on that piano, fooling around and doing a version of  chop sticks that my dad had taught me.

I begged my mother for piano lessons – and that’s another story, but the piano followed us to our house in West Robers Park area where my mother still lives.  When the piano appeared in the house it had been transformed into an original wood blond color and had been re-strung.

When I got married and finally had a house the piano went there, as I was the only one playing it.  It followed us to Phoenix, AZ in 1978 and fit nicely into the house we had in the Moon Valley section south of Thunderbird Rd.

I had it tuned regularly and played it quite a bit and my kids fooled around on it.  My oldest did other instruments so did not learn to play.  When we were getting ready to move 15 years later to another house, I decided to sell it – the middle register was sounding “flat” – not in notes but in richness of sound.  I have a pretty good year and did not want to have it re-done.

So I finally got up the nerve to ask my mother if that would be okay.  I was surprised that she didn’t care and that it was up to me.  So I put a price on it, put an ad in the Arizona Republic, and one gentleman came out and brought his piano tuner to check it out.  They thought it was a good deal and we had a sales agreement.

I searched for an upright piano that would take up less space, but they were all awful – no richness of sound.  Finally I started to try the electronic pianos which could generate a “grand” sound plus many other sounds.  So, with the money I got from the baby grand, some money from my mother, and some from my husband, who, incidentally, upgraded me to a more sophisticated model than the one I had chosen, I brought home a Technics piano, which today in under Sony.

My son learned to play a bit – which helped him read the music for the Phoenix Boys Choir.  And I learned to use the features which lets me make some recordings to accompany myself as the Singing Network Marketer, especially while singing at my company convention, and lessons I create to mentor others.  There are drum beats, different instrument sounds, and have good chord skills

I never suspected I would be needing these.  I just made the best decision I could at the time.

So, wishing you to make the best decision you can each time one comes up, because who knows what’s in your future.

Wendy Weber, the Singing Network Marketer

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