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Baby-Sitting Band Organ at Pitt Co. Fair
By Sam Harris

Some of you may know my friend Louis May.  He owns a 150 style
Wurlitzer band organ.  Louis and I have become great friend over the
past 6 years.  I always consider it a special privilege to be able to
have access to his organ.  Anytime he has a mechanical question I get
the call.

Unfortunately Louis had a stroke at the end of January.  He is
advancing in his recovery very well but still needs some assistance
to get around.  He has not lost his love for the beautiful music of
his band organ.  Keep him in your prays as he continues his therapy.

Louis asked me if I would be interested in making sure his organ was
in place and played during the Pitt Co. Fair.  I jumped at the chance!
All last week I was fortunate to "man the organ" for Louis.  It was a
dream come true!  I loved every second.  We set her up right beside the

When the fair goers would ask me if I was the owner it was _really_
hard not to say "Yep, she belongs to me."  Instead I told them about my
wonderful friend Louis and that I was making sure his wish of having to
organ there was fulfilled.  Maybe one day I'll be fortunate the have an
organ of my own.  Until that day I'll always remember last week when
for at least short time she was mine.

Also had a great time talking with Susan Parrish.  She is from Danville
and has a nice organ completed with it's original "gypsy" wagon mounted
on a truck.  The truck and container is red.  You can't miss it.  This
year the organ sounded good.  Susan has a great organ and she loves to
have it at any public event.  By the way, she will be at the North
Carolina State Fair which begins Thursday and runs for 10 days.  She
will be set up in Kiddy Land.  If you go by tell her Sam said hello.

Sam Harris
Greenville, North Carolina

(Message sent Mon 14 Oct 2002, 03:06:01 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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