Judy and I are off to the funeral of Orv Walsvik this morning. He was 83. Many of you in the midwest may know his wife, Kay, who has been for many years on the staff of Farley's Pianos in Madison, Wisconsin.

I know Orv from the Southern Wisconsin Old Time Fiddlers where I fiddle sometimes and often play backup piano. You can still see him in the upper right of the group photo at swotfa.com . He was an audio scientist, and played the fiddle with perfect intonation and timing. "Old Time" music and his family and friends will miss him.