Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just fiddlin' around...


Every PARTY needs a little music. Well at least that's the story that has been passed down through the ages. And what kind of barn dance would it be if thar wernt no fiddle? This is were my relatives come in. We come from a long line of musical talent from my Granny who played by ear with the spoons and harmonics, my hubby's line were opera singers who traveled abroad, and my MIL's mother and family played around the wagon train camp fires and any barn dance they came across. The girl in the picture is Aline (my hubby's grandmother) as a teenager with her dad and uncle. c 1910
I rescued the fiddle from the house Aline lived in with her husband in Edna, Texas. Unfortunately it had hung on the wall for many, many years and the last few years in the home with no climate control once Mamaw went into the nursing home shortly after Papaw's death.
Two sad pieces to the story are of course the condition of this fiddle and the other...our son plays the fiddle and his great grandmother never got to hear him. I like to think God opens up a window in heaven every now and then and they pull up a cloud and enjoy the music.

If you have a special heirloom and want to share,
go by Marie's place Emma Calls Me Mama
were she is

Celebrating Heirlooms & Giveaway.


~Candy~

12 comments:

Anna See said...

What a great story, picture, and of course, music! Thanks for sharing this.

Alyssa Barnett said...

That's a great story...thanks for sharing!

Alyssa
Lifeoflyssie.com

common ground said...

What an amazing family you have, and so many wonderful experiences. Love that old fiddle, and loved what you said about heaven. Just such great family history.
Debra

Sares said...

What fun to have a musically inclined family! My Pappy plays the guitar and sings and my Mom and both of her Sisters both used to as well. They used to play at every family get together, but don't anymore. It's one of the things I miss the most! Thanks for sharing your family fiddle!

Bearly Sane said...

"I like to think God opens up a window in heaven every now and then and they pull up a cloud and enjoy the music."
What a lovely thought Candy...I hope so too!
Hugs,
Sandi

Lo said...

wow! what a great family background you have!! Love the old fiddle :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Loved your story and the fiddle.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Candy,
Love the fiddle! My father passed his fiddle down to my middle son who has given it to me for safe keeping until he has a home of his own to put it in. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mrs. P. said...

Beautiful heirlooms! I love the pictures.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great story and great fiddle..Loved reading this...as I also love all things family...May you have a great weekend girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marie said...

Hello Candy - what a beautiful post! I love that fiddle. And that photo is so special!

Thank you for joining me for the party!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

daylily777 said...

Wonderful story& a wonderful heirloom!Thanks for sharing. 8-)
~Myrna