“If you build it, he will come”. In this case, the reference is to the building of a beautiful baseball field in the middle of a Minnesota cornfield in the hopes of attracting a dead mythical baseball star, Shoeless Joe Jackson. In the movie, “The Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character did build the field and as is the case in many Hollywood fantasies, Shoeless Joe and his teammates did indeed show up.
Our version of that tale is the purchase this week by KCC of a well-cared-for Yamaha baby grand piano in excellent condition. We have been on the lookout for such an opportunity since Karen Haslag’s arrival and yesterday jumped at the chance when the piano came on the market. As you will recall, our old piano was truly on its last legs and literally held together in one spot with a judicious wad of cardboard. Karen and Penny have been ambassadors of grace and goodwill in putting up with it.
We initiated a piano fund campaign about a year ago and have received about $2100 from several families so far. We decided to defer further fund-raising until our new Music Director arrived and could lead the search for the new piano. That she has done and now it is our turn to “show up”. We will be renewing our piano fund campaign in April in anticipation of a debut in time for Mothers’ Day.
In other news, please remember to save the date of Friday, April 22, at 10:00 AM for our book discussion in Fellowship Hall on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. If you have not already done so, the book can be purchased on Amazon or borrowed from the library. Our discussion is open to the public, so please invite one or more friends if you would like to do so.