Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hidden Talents!

When recently back in Illinois and treating some family to dinner and birthday celebration at our house there, our firefighter nephew Rick made good his offer to serenade us with his bagpipes!  He evidently uses his spare time at the firehouse to practice, and is good enough to play in a regional band, as well as being a recent inductee of the Chicago Highlanders (a big deal!), playing in parades, funerals and other occasions.  I've heard bagpipes before, but until they are played a few feet away, you don't realize how loud they are!  Evidently their infant daughter Emmy must be used to them as it didn't seem to bother her at all.  He was quite good, and played some standards including "Amazing Grace" before they needed to leave.  One of our trips back we'll have to go to one of his more official performances.

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