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Karen Allendoerfer

Lucy R.I.P.

October 15, 2008 at 1:41 AM

Just in time for Halloween, I got this phone call.

"Hi Karen, I had a catastrophe that I need to tell you about."

"Oh no! What happened?"

"You know that half-size violin you loaned my daughter for the year?"


"It was in the driveway, and we were locked out of the house, and . . . it's a long story that I don't feel like talking about right now . . . but it got run over."

"With the car?"


Alas, it wasn't in a Bobelock case.

Rocky (the bow) survived.

From Patricia Baser
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 1:54 AM
Hey, it's not just me that backs over violins.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 2:11 PM
My daughter was kind of sad about it, but it's her old violin, not the one she's currently playing (whose name is "Red Robin"). I loaned it out because I thought it would be better for it to be played rather than sitting in our attic or basement.

Since my friend's daughter needs an instrument, Shar is getting another customer!

From Stephen Brivati
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 10:36 PM
they ought to make special cars for musicians. When you turn on the engine a grating voice yells `Where is your violin, stupid?`
From Ruth Kuefler
Posted on October 16, 2008 at 2:12 AM
Poor Lucy!

P.S. Haha, I could use one of those engines, Buri - I have definitely forgotten my violin on more than one occasion. :)

From Tess Z
Posted on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 AM
That is so very sad! I'm a sentimental sap. I would have probably cried over the loss.

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