Column: Musicians ‘string’ along newest family member

Recently, my wife Becky and I welcomed a new bundle of joy into our lives. What a wonderful feeling to cradle such precious cargo in one’s arms, to gently caress such smoothness, to revel in the melodic sounds that emanate from this small but dear gift.

Yes, Becky and I fully understand this life-changing event will be a challenge, but we are firm in our conviction that adding to our family of musical instruments a new mandolin is a good thing and a challenge we readily accept.

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