Lucky, he's in a much better place now...RIP Marty!!
I wonder if Marty and Mrs. Retsacnal have met...
When we entered the hospice center where she spent her last two weeks, there was a Yamaha C3 in the lobby. She made a funny comment in that moment...having just arrived in an ambulance and passing by on a gurney...that she would like to take lessons!
To state the obvious, it wasn't the time to start lessons. She'd already been struggling with bouts of delirium, and it quickly occurred to me that she probably meant that she would have liked to have taken lessons in her lifetime. At some point in those next 15 days she made me promise to resume lessons myself (and I have).
She used to tease me that I spent so much time on Piano World that I must be on the board of directors! She'd sometimes ask me what I was typing so frantically about, or laughing about, so I tell her so-and-so said such-and-such. So, she "knew" some of you. Anyway, I'm sure she'd like to meet a PW friend.
Perhaps Marty is teaching her to play!