Baby Grand for the Music Parlor

Posted on April 25, 2013 by

Out with the old…

OldPianoWhen I first moved to Minneapolis from California, I bought a house near Lake Nokomis. I’d always wanted to learn to play piano, so when I found one at a silent auction at Our Lady of Peace right down the block from our house, I just had to have it. We won the bidding, and Kevin and I rolled it down the block and into our dining room. I was thrilled. It was an old Henry C. Miller upright piano, from the 1920s. Kevin’s girls took lessons and played on it a little, and I attempted to learn. Never did though. So two moves later, the old piano found it’s way into the front parlor at Nicolin Mansion. We always wanted to refer to the front parlor as the music parlor, but our old piano had seen better days and it just didn’t seem worthy of the title. The sound board was cracked, and though Kevin tuned in, it just didn’t hold the tuning. And some keys didn’t work. So the boys always used a weighted keyboard for their lessons, because even if they did play correctly it still sounded wrong. And we promised them, one day, we would buy a baby grand piano.

In with the new…

Well one day was today! And the front parlor is now the music parlor with the addition of our new-to-us baby grand piano.