Category Archives: French horn

Peg’s Tips for a Good Life

Today at our dulcimer group we celebrated Peg’s 96th birthday. Before she danced with Manny, also 96, she shared her tips for a good life: ¬†good nutrition, regular exercise, thinking positive and finding reasons to say thank you, and not … Continue reading

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Road trip: Indiana Dunes and Kalamazoo

Our trip to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore had been in the works for months, so rain did not keep us from hitting the road last Friday. Despite many years of living in Indiana, I had never visited Michigan City … Continue reading

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(Re)learning the French horn–an update

It’s been two months since I picked up the French horn after a 44-year hiatus. I wish I could report that dulcet tones now fill the house, but it’s taking time to retrain my mouth to have the proper embouchure. … Continue reading

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Rediscovering my love of music

Like many other elementary students in the 1960s, I played the flutophone. Coming from a frugal family, I envied my classmates’ sleek black plastic instruments as I took my brother’s ivory bell-shaped flutophone from its worn plaid case.¬† After weeks … Continue reading

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