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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Chloe redesigned my blog for me today. But I imagine that you already guessed this by her signature professionalism and beauty. I am amazed by how personalized she made this appear without a single bit of input from me. I love you, my dear friend.

It's been storming all day today, which suits me just fine. I didn't need an excuse to want to stay indoors, which fine weather would have otherwise forced me to do. My parents came for dinner and brought my grandfathers old violin. He was a real player, an amateur professional, playing Don Messer and the likes. My mother wants my son to have it, since he is a music lover and she sees her fathers' love of music in him. I give him piano lessons on Sundays, but when he is a little older, we'll find a violin teacher. In the meantime, this old violin and I share a melancholy spirit.

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    Nice work she does. Nice work indeed.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I have the same feeling about my blog that I do when I clean the house or re-arrange furniture. I can't stop admiring it. Chloe ROCKS!

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    Oh, how pretty.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    It is a striking layout, well done to Chloe! and yay for you!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I was so taken with the new look, I forgot to talk about the family violin!

    I think it is so great that your Mum is trying to pass down a tradition like that.

    Do you play the violin at all?

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Oooh! I love it! Veyr streamlined and classy!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Dear Cathy,
    I love the new look Chloe created for you. She is the best!

    This violin is just gorgeous. How lucky your son is to be getting such a treasure passed down to him. I am sure there is a lot of love in those strings.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Definitely like what you and Chloe have done with the place. Looks like a beautiful instrument!

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Nice work on the page ... Does Chloe charge by the hour, the word, the day? I need a new look!

  1. Blogger christina said:

    You're blog looks stunning, Cathy! Very, very nice.

    And I know your son is going to appreciate that violin when he's a bit older - a great piece of family history.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Congratulations to Chloe, very fresh...lovely!

  1. Blogger poet said:

    love the new look. and what a great idea to pass down the violin to someone who truly would appreciate the history behind it (and has the music appreciation too).

    have a good monday.

  1. Blogger Ben said:

    Chloe's done a great job. It's minimal, clearly thought out and original. Well done.

    Hang on to that Violin. I gave one away 12 years ago and I've regretted it ever since.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Dr. Deb;
    Chloe makes everything she touches turn pretty.

    I second the yay for Chloe.

    No, I don't play the violin. But I do play the piano (and used to play the saxophone).

    My thoughts exactly.

    I will restore the violin some day in the near future and have it all ready for my son as soon as he is ready to take lessons. In the meantime, we are enjoying the piano together.

    My mum was wishing that she knew more of the history of the violin, but I am going to find out.

    She charges nothing! But I am going to get her a special treat for doing this for me. You should talk to her about your blog.

    My son is very sentimental already and I think he will forever appreciate having this violin.

    Fresh: that's right; perfect word to suit it.

    Thank you, Poet...and again; I can not post on your site due to the e-mail thing; so sorry.

    I hate losing things or giving things away that I might regret not hanging onto. There are few things that I would regret giving away, and this would certainly be one of them! We will cherish it.

  1. Blogger Russell Ragsdale said:

    A heritage of artistry is something of enduring value. Didn't see the blog before (probably not all tumbledown like mine) but it sure is classy now!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    i am so happy you like it. however, if you scroll down you'll see the people who REALLY made this template. I changed many things and i designed the header but it's not my work 100%.
    Still, the treat is wonderful. A great gift. Thank you so.
    Love you too.
    Berlinbound, email me.

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