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and peck out the notes to current songs. I dream about learning to play songs and recording myself playing them and singing along, then sending the videos to family members as big birthday surprises. Who knows? Maybe I’ll do that this year.

My point is this: that Wurlitzer — that gift from my parents all those years ago — gave me a lifelong love of music that I have carried with me through my adulthood. Playing it is a little like riding a bike — I have never forgotten how. I may not be as good as I once was, but the pleasure of playing and becoming one with the music endures. And in case I never said it out loud, thanks, Mom and Dad!

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