Reading Jim's intro I find that out that we may be twins, separated by a state border. I've lived in Ohio, USA, all 69 of my years. First musical instruments were pie pans, spoons, and a comb/tissue combo, basically a poor man's kazoo. The clarinet didn't appear until 5th grade through 10th grade, followed by trombone and baritone horn into college. I've played around with a piano, keyboards, baritone ukulele, and saxophone in spurts. Whistles, flutes, and mountain dulcimers have been my musical loves in this century. It is wonderful that the Lord only requires a joyful noise. I can do that quite well!
Spent most of my working life surrounded by numbers: bookkeeping, payroll service, tax consultant. (Yep, boring!) My dad was a genius tax consultant who started my dive into taxes around age 12 with depreciation worksheets. (Really, really boring!
) Not boring was my brief adventure as a whistle maker. I blame Mack for making it look easy.
... to be continued at a later date.