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One Year Ago Today

October 16, 2014 is an important day to me. It was the day I purchased my first ukulele.

In the last year many ukes have come and gone but one thing remains- the joy of playing the ukulele.

The uke community is really special, especially the Ukulele Underground Forum! I have learned a lot there and met some very nice people.

One of the fun things I did during this last year was attend the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree. In 2016 they have expanded it to take place over a two-day period. I am hoping to attend and maybe someday, teach a class.

As I continue on my musical journey, I hope to post a video of me playing/singing and doing reviews of various ukuleles.

Again, it has been a great year. If you have visited my blog in the past or are here for the first time- thank you. I hope to post more in the future.


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A Busy Spring

This has been the busiest Spring I can remember for quite a while. Much has happened since I wrote about the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree in March.

I decided it was time for me to retire after almost 31 years in full-time ministry. At the same time my wife and I decided to sell our townhouse and buy a larger single family home with our youngest daughter, her husband and 3 grandchildren plus four dogs. To say it has been busy would be an understatement!

As I write tonight I have been retired since the end of March, we are completely out of the townhouse (which we have since sold) and we are somewhat moved in our new home. We just celebrated 42 years of marriage yesterday. Life is good.

As a retirement present to myself I purchased a Mya Moe super soprano ukulele. I have only had it a few days but I can tell you it is beautiful. I am the third owner but it is like new. I love the feel and sound and the sustain is unbelievable. I will be trying a new set of strings on it soon. A review will follow, possibly on video.

I also just received today a plastic Kala Waterman uke. I will probably do a review on it soon. too.

For now I wanted to give you an update and let you know what has gone on. The blog will be updated regularly in the future and who knows, another uke may show up.

Until next time, enjoy your ukulele and keep playing! 🙂