Grandfather says his father has been departed for more than 60 years now (may God rest his soul), but Grandfather well remembers him. He was an honor student in high school and continued that way later, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in the early 1930s.
In addition to his reverential studies, he took violin lessons from an instructor who came to our home. The instructor did not ring the doorbell; he shouted his name,”Bowserman!” until Mom or Dad opened the door and let him in.
Then the lesson commenced.
In music, the note played or sung is started with whats called an “attack” … loud, soft, etc.
Well, Dad’s sounded like the attack in a cat fight. But once the note got going, it didn’t sound too bad.
May God rest his soul.
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