I thought about offering the music on Facebook to my husband’s family like I did with the hand embroidery pieces my mom made, and I may still do that with the smallest lot of "popular" music. But Don has a lot of nieces and nephews and I’d end up mailing the sheet music all over the place. If only ten of them, for example, wanted 2-3 sheets it would run me $70 in postage, backer boards and envelopes, not to mention it would be time consuming. Plus Don’s brothers, their wives and the older nieces and nephews all got to go through the family home after his mother died and took whatever they wanted. No one wanted that sheet music back then. Someone might ask why I don’t just throw it all in the trash and save myself the trouble. I can’t do that with things that have been lovingly saved for a hundred years. One way or another the sheet music will get adopted or sold.
I went through the sheet music several times looking for a cover that would look good with the color scheme I’ll be using when I move, thinking I could frame it in honor of my mother-in-law. I couldn’t find one but I’m keeping, Yes, There are no Bananas just in case I can find a place for it in the kitchen. I remember singing that song when I was a kid and the cover art reminds me of my Italian heritage for some crazy reason I can't figure out, even though the grocer who couldn’t say ‘no’ to any question was Greek. ©