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InOBU Did Quakers Bugle? (23) RE: Did Quakers Bugle? 18 Jul 09

Thanks Sharon!
We used to do a concert for our library committee called "Taking the piano down from the attic..." Keeping the piano in the attic, was a term from the past which Jess West makes real in Friendly Persuasion, where the family does keep a piano in the attic, where the visiting elders will not see it. Though playing music was not a Quakerly thing to do, many families "kept the piano in the attic" had music at home, in much the same way the advice against drink is a tender subject today in Friendly 8 gatherings, some I have been involed in were not glass of wine fFriendly - another, fFriendly 8, one very tring day, the host, without a wink, handed me a tall glass of water, which turned out to be the vodka and tonic, I really wished for that day, (one needs Friends who know and love you warts and all...) The phrase "Martini Friends" is sometimes bandied about our Meetinghouse in the same tone as Cadalac Communists is heard among red diaper babies.

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