Music is in the blood

Each time I look back at this Easter from 2002, I see Mom’s piano back there in the corner and I miss her playing us to sleep at night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA10644960_10203742040486922_4448650597506719026_nHere is a page from her life history, talking about her beginnings with music and her piano teacher, Mrs. Burt.Mead parents-daughtersHere is Mrs. Burt playing the piano with her sister on the violin and her parents watching.Andrus 7  Enos C. and  Roderic AndrusI thought I would show you just a few photographs of the musicians in our family down through the ages. Starting with this picture from Great Grandma Dorothy Andrus Crane Price’s album. C 3  Dwight playing in Mainville Band (Mainville Ohio)I found this photo in a book on Maineville, Ohio, when we visited looking for genealogy on the Crane family. Our Grandpa in a Saxophone Horn Band in 1859!Andrus, Helen Josephine violinThis is Helen Josephine Andrus a very great aunt, I shall write more on her, and her music, later.COLORADOThis is a room in the James Lincoln Price home in Denver, Colorado in the early 1900’s. Notice the guitar standing there and the piano to the side.B 27 GladysBanjoNext we have Aunt Glady’s Crane with her banjo while she was in College.Donna and Pat fiddlersHere are Donna and Patricia Price in Harbor Springs, with their violins.Donna bandDonna Price in her Band Uniform, she played the French Horn like I did. About 1940.M Jimmy and Donald singingHere is Jimmy and Donald Price singing together.A 10B Jimmy - lead in BrigadoonJimmy Price as the lead in Brigadoon in Petoskey, Michigan. About 1946.Don Price Barbershop 1952These two have Grandpa Donald Price in Barbershop, he’s the dapper one on the right.Donald Price Barbershop 52KarHere is a fun photo of Karlene on their piano in Harbor Springs. The same one Arnold is sitting at below.134906_495048475605_5621728_oHere is Arnold Howse on the trumpet. He had his two band buddies, Gerald and Ronnie, over to practice. 1953 ChoirThis is the Harbor Springs First Presbyterian Choir, 1953. My Grandma Donna and Grandma Gertrude are in this photo along with my Great Uncle Lloyd~ can you spot them? Donna and Lloyd often were the soloists here. Heinz, Donna, BarberettesHere is Donna to the right, singing with her Barberettes.Heinz, Donna, Barberettes July 4 '81Donna on the left, with the Barberettes

singing in front of Juillerettes in Harbor Springs.

(They had the best olive burgers and Boston Coolers around!)  BETHANY-SUMMER 72I found this cute photograph Grandpa Heinz took of Bethany on their old piano, this is the one mom learned to play on. Bethany was already a pretty good piano player herself by that time.1978 05 Bethany & Darby PHS ChoirHere Bethany and Darby are singing with their High School Choir, along with my best friend Becky to the left. About 1978.1987 12 00 SJRBOWHere is Jared in a little violin solo in Hamilton, Illinois. Shilo is the little girl in pink watching. Suzuki Violin Class recital Christmas 1987.1999 07 24 Robison, Jared 021Jared all grown up and the leader of the band in the 24th of July Pioneer Parade in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2000.2001 03, Robison, ShiloShilo with her saxophone at a Jazz Band Competition at BYU in 1998.DSCF0012 2And our latest photo is of Silas at his Christmas Recital, December 2013, in Murray, Utah.

Silas had both his Great Aunt Bethany

and her daughter BreeAnne

as his piano teachers.

I hope you liked this little visual of your ancestors and music, and always remember to enjoy music in all it’s varieties.

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A Michigan girl transplanted in Utah. I am comfortable hiking in the canyons, changing a diaper or swimming in the ocean. You can find a piece of me here with my memories. I hope you also see the wonder.

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