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Musical Museum in Deansboro New York
By Andrew Barrett, forwarded by Robbie Rhodes

I met this very knowledgable young man -- all of eight years old --
when I performed last weekend at the Sacramento Jazz Festival.  His
daddy is jazz trombonist/arranger Dan Barrett, of New York.

 --- begin forwarded message ---

From: (Andrew Barrett)
To: (Robbie Rhodes)
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 21:34:37 -0700

Subject: Musical Museum in Deansboro New York

Dear Mr. Rhodes,

Thank you for the letter, but I have some sad news.  I did not have a
chance to tell you this at the Sacramento Festival so I'm putting it
in your E-Mail.  I (Andrew Barrett) have visited the Musical Museum
in Deansboro New York and saw a very sorry sight there.  The original
family who owned the place kept the nickelodeons and pianos in fine
tune.  But now times have changed, and some women have bought the
museum.  Everything's a mess.  The Violano Virtuoso they have has its
strings broken and only a few piano notes play, the nickelodeons in the
re-created tavern are all out of tune or not plugged in and the people
seem to care more about the lamp shop in the front instead of the
instruments in the museum.  I wish that you could contact the Musical
Box Society about this (if you belong to it) and then they could either
find somebody to restore and take care of the instruments, or they
could at least find somebody who could give a guided tour.

Hope to hear from you.

Andrew Barrett

(Message sent Fri 30 May 1997, 14:38:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Deansboro, Museum, Musical, New, York

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