Music is the thread that kept and still keeps my family together. My greatest thrill was singing with my brothers at my daughter’s, niece and nephew’s weddings. I started out in the 3rd grade loving when the music teacher came around a couple of times a month. I did not know at the time if I loved music that much or just liked getting out of regular studies. Santa Claus brought me a plastic uke that year, and I learned to play it. I learned to play it good enough to get a wooden one the next year. I played that one for several years and then I got a baritone uke. But this fellow named “Elvis” came along not too long after that and I switched to guitar because that was where the girls were.
I earned my way through college playing in a Rock and Roll band. When I became an accountant, my only music was singing in the church choir. When I retired, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but I decided to learn to really play guitar by reading music as well as by ear. At a local jam session, I ran into the Yesterukes leader. She had just formed a group of uke players and asked if I would come and visit with them. The rest is history as they say. To enhance my “career” with the Yesterukes, I now take guitar, piano, and drum lessons in addition to playing the ukulele. I would not want to get “fired” from the Yesterukes!!