Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


Frizztext, sponsor of the A-Z ARCHIVE Challenge is now on the letter X.  We have to produce a photo from our archives to use in this challenge. I had to go way back to find this one.  Couldn’t just go out and take a picture, so I pulled this one out of the scrapbook and scanned it into the computer files.


My granddaughter is very musically talented.  She plays a number of instruments, the violin, trumpet, steel drums, piano , clarinet and the xylophone.  In this photo she is playing the violin and her friend was planing my granddaughter’s xylophone.  They serenaded us to an impromptu concert playing a number she had written.  At the time she was ten years old. Now eighteen and a sophomore in college she still pursues her musical interests.  These interests were first formed as a result of taking music in elementary school.  It is a shame that now the schools are trying to cut out the Arts Department in many school systems.

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”
Martin Luther



23 Responses to “A-Z ARCHIVE PHOTO: X”

  1. blessings also for you and your family

  2. Thank you for the blessing.

  3. Your granddaughter is beautiful and talented. And, she can play all these instruments!! Nice quotes. Thank you, Francine!

    • Thank you. Yes she does and plays pretty well. I’m very proud of her. Here is her picture at her prom last year. Thanks for commenting.


  4. You nailed X really well thanks to your lovely and talented granddaughter!

  5. You’re so right, Francine. An education without music is not a full education. We need to re-think our priorities.
    I’m glad your daughter went to school during a time when she was given the opportunity to discoveer her talent and have it nurtured.

  6. Fabulous to be so talented!

  7. You have a very beautiful and talented little angel. You are blessed to have such a family who brightens the world with their music. Thanks.

  8. What a wonderful memory.

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  10. It is a shame that they want to get rid of this – music can bring so much pleasure to one’s life – and it is supposed to help with the logic of Math. I did not experience a music (or Art) programme at school and I feel the loss.

    • Right now in our community I think they may try to phase it out. We do have a special performing arts school called CAPA for high school students and Rogers for elementary students.

  11. Liked your quote from Luther Francine, music is like a present .With so much variety available ,there surely must be some music that for you ,is like receiving a present. Must be real proud of a talented granddaughter and why not.


  12. Lovely photo for the theme. I agree with you about the necessity for music in schools. My pupils used to love their singing and percussion classes. So sad that it’s being phased out . Music is so essential to wellbeing.

  13. “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
    frizz: yes, even on a Xylophone, vibraphone, metallophone, piano – but great: a violin!

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