A moments musing …

for The Sunday Muse which is hosted by Carrie💜




c0a6a0d13ad699f70df8df56bf97b7f8It was something of a tradition in our family. On Sundays, we’d go to our grandparents for what Granny called her musical soirée, although she pronounced it ‘sweary’ which always amused us kids!

Grandad would tinkle the ivories of his out-of-tune ‘piana’, his spindly fingers resembling twitching bird’s talons.  Little sister Lucy would toot her flute and big brother Billy, hoot his horn. 

I wasn’t particularly musical so when I was given something to play I’d just wing it and hope nobody noticed!

Our cousin Crispin sometimes came along with his violin. He was a little posher than us, a bit of a twit too. He was certainly better with his violin bow than he was with a bow and arrow, he recently got into trouble at his exclusive school when he punctured one of his headmaster’s tyres!

The session always ended with our country bumpkin uncle, Farmer Fred, singing his favourite song in his own inimitable way…

‘Owl be seein’ you in owl vee owl familily places….’



Image: Piano Lesson by AquaSixio on DeviantArt

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39 thoughts on “A moments musing …

  1. ladysighs Apr 9, 2023 / 17:29

    I’m not telling what I was doing every Sunday (morning and evening) until I was old enough and brave enough to “flew/flee the coop”. Certainly wasn’t nearly as much fun as your delightful story.

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  2. poetisatinta Apr 9, 2023 / 18:57

    Great Keith owls are indeed cool – this bit was my favourite ‘ a bit of a twit too’ – clever 😅

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  3. Rall Apr 9, 2023 / 21:47

    A very enjoyable read. Nice family. No one has a cousin called Crispin:)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2023 / 14:45

      Haha, I can’t say I’ve ever met one, but it is a name! Thanks so much, Rall


  4. Rob Kistner Apr 9, 2023 / 23:50

    Nice writing Keith, put a smile on my face! 🙂🐰🐣✌🏼🫶🏼

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  5. Jim Apr 10, 2023 / 03:27

    A fun read, Keith. It made me wonder if you still have Sundays with family.
    I hope your Easter was happy. We were at church, then had the afternoon for lunch with our daughter and her family.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2023 / 18:34

      Hi Jim, it sounds like you had a perfect Easter day! My family is well scattered and my mother is no longer with us, so no, I didn’t get to see anyone but it didn’t stop me from celebrating in my own way!


  6. Sherry Marr Apr 10, 2023 / 03:59

    It sounds like you have rich material for a memoir, kiddo. Smiles. I loved this.

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  7. Mark Galipeau Apr 10, 2023 / 08:55

    Well, dear Fred Farmer… May his memory be a blessing. And yeah I know a Crispin who plays a mean fiddle!

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  8. The Sicilian Storyteller Apr 10, 2023 / 15:24

    You never cease to amaze and amuse us with your stories! That’s one of my favorite old songs, too, always pulls at the heart strings. Fun post!

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  9. Helen Apr 10, 2023 / 17:18

    Another bit of whimsical wonder!!! I was the flute-tooter in our family.

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  10. Carrie V. H. Apr 10, 2023 / 18:27

    Always such a joy to listen to your stories Keith! I loved this so! My mom was able to play many instruments. The rest of us just watched. 😁

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2023 / 18:47

      Thanks once again for your kind words, Carrie. I play a few instruments, fairly badly and by ear, but it’s the thought that counts!


  11. Gillena Cox Apr 11, 2023 / 04:25

    Bravo!!! Nice one Keith.
    Happy you dropped by my blog



  12. Natasha Apr 11, 2023 / 09:06

    ‘owl you need is a familia of musicians. 🙂

    Nice one, the rest more than made up for your lack of interest.

    Gran sounds lovely. ❤


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