The accordion is the national instrument of countries like Poland, and countries in which sauerkraut is popular. People who are members of bowling leagues seem to love accordion music. Residents of nursing homes favor the instrument, mainly because it is so loud that they can all hear it. My husband plays the accordion. He has very little natural talent, but he makes up for it in enthusiasm. He is only allowed to play his music in the basement. I can still hear him clearly. He has an accordion band, and they get GIGS.

I am still coming to grips with the fact that there are people out there who are willing to pay MONEY to hear him play “Lady of Spain.”