He has a lovely Steinway grand piano in his living room; a relic of earlier times and people in his life.
But he can’t play it.
A keyboard has “tracks” that remember what keys he pokes, so he can make up a song.
Songs are nice to get away from tasks for awhile — like “finances” (chuckle) — or to sing along with.
So, the keyboard is good company for those who can stand their own company, but want an accompaniment.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an nonagenarian in West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here. This article was originally published on 3 August 2017.
Original oil painting by: Grandfather’s wife