Piano With A Past

So we went to Magna cum Murder, the best mystery festival inna werld! We learned that arsenic is everywhere. We learned how to choke somebody out without leaving marks. Most useful.

In the vendor hall, we saw this piano.

All we could find out about it is that it had been in the house of a woman who was apparently well-thought-of in Hollywood. She had her guests sign the piano. Either she donated the piano to the Columbia Club, or her heirs did.

Naturally, I took pictures of some of the signatures. There were too many for me to get them all. See how many you recognize. Do they bring back memories? Every time I look, I see more.

Cool, huh? We had a blast, finding signatures. Hope you enjoy the scavenger hunt, too.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A person from the past turns up unexpectedly.

MA

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Piano With A Past

  1. Ally Bean

    October 28, 2019 at 10:04am

    Cool piano. I wonder who was the first person to write his or her name on it?

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author
  2. pm laberge

    October 28, 2019 at 11:08am

    Steffie wants your notes and handouts from that meeting.
    She’s probably not the only one! LOL!

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author
      • pm laberge

        October 28, 2019 at 11:24am

        And likely wearing a disguise!
        Who knows, you may have actually met her!

        Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      October 29, 2019 at 8:42am

      The nice thing about signed pianos is that no light-fingered guest is likely to walk off with it in his pocket. So there’s that.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      October 29, 2019 at 8:47am

      Even Charlie enjoyed the pictures. We had a Moment, or, as we used to say in the days of my misspent youth, we were trippin’ about how looking at a signature can bring a person to metaphorical life in your head. That piano was some good shit, man.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  3. Joanne Sisco

    October 30, 2019 at 5:57am

    Wow! That’s like a Who’s Who of entertainers from my youth. James Garner – sigh. I loved that guy!!

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      October 30, 2019 at 8:40am

      I know, right? Every name I recognized unlocked a flood of memories. It was grand! Well, the experience was grand. The piano was an upright. ~ducks~

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      November 1, 2019 at 12:25pm

      Isn’t it wonderful? So many memories! Maybe by next year, it’ll be properly conserved, not just sitting out in the open with no explanation.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.