Two weeks ago my friend BB called and suggested a fun new Christmas activity - the Music House Museum's Open House with a pre-tour tailgate. Armed with lawn chairs, hot coffee, and cookies, we arrived 30 minutes early for our inaugural event. With temps in the mid-30s, it was a beautiful day to tailgate.
|Aunt Linda with her Rice Krispie treat.|
|I swear he's not really a Robertson, but he sure is cute.|
You'll notice the tailgate only consisted of three people. BB showed up a little late, but he and his son did arrive early enough to enjoy a cookie before we went inside. If you've never been to the Music House Museum, I highly recommend it. There are some amazing instruments in there, and it's so fun to hear how people enjoyed music before the iPod.
|Watching a silent clip of Laurel and Hardy with organ accompaniment. Linda wasn't all that impressed, "I saw this when I was a kid," but she did enjoy it.|
|My husband, Yooper Stewart, with BB and his son, Little D. Little D enjoyed his first silent movie.|
|Linda the organ grinder.|
|Check out the scroll at the top - it's an unending, never wrinkling, never creasing piano roll that lets this piano play itself nonstop!|
|This was the second largest organ we saw. The largest is below...|
|A little history, if you can read it.|
|The organ sits on a platform in an old bar - you can tell how big it is by seeing it in relation to the barn beams.|
We had so much fun tailgating and touring that we're thinking about doing it again next year. If you live nearby, you're welcome to join us!