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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    Here is what hubby does for his fun!

    Guess he can't complain about my 2 good sewing machines. He's playing right now- from polkas to Irish melodies to something I remember singing to my oldest from a show (Here we come a wandering, along the leaves so green.... valderee, valderah, along the something we go.......maybe?)

    I told him we could make it our Christmas card. (j/k!)

    I must say I like to hear him, he's really getting quite good. I keep telling him he'll be a hit at the nursing home when we get there.

    You know what's funny- I CAN'T POLKA! I'm musically declined! Actually I really want to learn before the 2 family weddings next year.

    Barb

    P.S. I just realized the album is right here by me- it's called the Happy Wanderer. Brings back memories.



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    WOW! That's cool. I haven't heard polka since I was a child at a lutheran church picnic when we lived in St Louis.

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    Lol, my mother used to play the accordian, but she only has ONE. That's one heck of a collection! I thought I was weird with my guitars lining my hallway.

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    Nice hobby and nice looking hubby!!

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    How fun to be serenaded!

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    Hey, the accordian is the first instrument I learned to play! Tell your hubby he has a nice collection. Too bad I can't listen to him play, the accordian still holds its own in my heart.

    You don't need to learn to polka if you learn to play :wink:

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    Wow. As long as he enjoys it why not.

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    Button Boxes I love them my family is big into them.

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    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing your story. Growing up in Southern Mn. we had lots of polka bands and polka festivals.

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    How cool. I love polka music.

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    what fun!!

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    Who doesn't like this at a party or wedding , It makes us all smile :D

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    Very cool I am glad to read I am not alone in liking the music.
    You know what's funny- I CAN'T POLKA! I'm musically declined
    LOL neither can I but like singing I still do it anyway LOL

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    You need to take one more pic of him with his accordian with a Santa hat on! LOL
    Polkas are easy to dance - we used to go to the Oktoberfest in the local mountains every year & dance, dance, dance! lol (& I don't even drink!)

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    That's awesome! I play the string bass, and have always loved bluegrass music, and polkas...well, any kind of music. It's something that grabs you, too. :D

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    Can he play all of them at once? Because THAT would be really awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    Can he play all of them at once? Because THAT would be really awesome!

    :lol: :lol: 8)

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    Ask him to play for us! His accordions are all awesome. Not many people play those anymore. Good for him!

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    My Sis said: What an awesome man! You're very lucky!

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    Well, he sure looks happy...and I love a happy husband!!! Great collection!

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    When I was a kid we had a polka Mass every week!!! I had a polka band at my wedding!! Cleveland had (and still has) lots of polka music. On Sundays I think you can still catch polka music on the radio!! Its fun :D :D

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    Thanks! Now I have that song stuck in my head.
    And yes...I know ALL the words!! lol

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    I need to make a CD of the music from that kid's album. Send to Noah in Japan. He can play it right after his CD of polkas.

    DD has a video of him clapping and dancing to the polkas.

    When they lived with us, very Sunday hubby put the polkas on and he would take the baby and bounce him on his knee and clap his hands in time to the music. Noah loved it! We used to laugh at the two of them with the big smiles on their faces.

    How I miss him! (only 5 more months and they will be stateside! It looks like Vegas!)

    Hey- Terri- did you sing John Jacob Jingleheimerschmitt to the girls? Or- on top of spaghetti?

    We still have polka masses here and on public tv every Sat. night is polkas- with our Register of Wills as hostess. It comes on after the hour of local ballroom dancing.

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    Your hubby looks like my cousin with her collection of squeeze boxes! My mom played the button box. Me, I am a wonderful audience!

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    Oh, that picture just makes me smile!
    My grandfather, never knew him, played one too.
    lots2do

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