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Kathleen Peterson

I am so fortunate to have my mother's baby grand piano in my living room. I am not an accomplished pianist like she was, but I play by ear and so enjoy relaxing at the piano any time of day. My beloved grandfather bought the piano for her for her 16th birthday, in 1929, so she could become a piano teacher and practice for the many events she was invited to play for when she was that age. It sat in my mother's family room for many years, but as she aged she did not play it much and it needed some restoration. I received permission from my mother to have it restored, and the company who did it was so careful and made it a beautiful (almost antique, eleven years shy of becoming a true antique!) instrument in my home. I sent her pictures of it in my living rooms. Now every time I sit down to play, I can't help but think of my mother and her marvelous talent and skill at the piano., and I feel her presence when I am there, wishing she could hear me play her piano. Happy Mother's Day!

Kathleen Peterson

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Karen Heffernan
Our guest room is a blend of both our mums. The hope chest at the foot of the bed was my mum’s, and the vanity and high boy dresser were my mother-in-law’s - and she got them from her mother. I call it “The Ladies Room” for them, and the lady lamps and bookends. It’s sort of an Art Deco boho vibe. Or hip granny
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