Sally Taniguchi, to fix the awful 'repair' mess done 6 years ago in Cedar City. The guy actually used super glue on both violin face and bow frog. The frog could not be saved, but the face cracks were stopped with her proper care. I just can't believe how good my old friend sounds with new gold label strings, new bridge, new Siberian horse hair, and a face-lift. At the shop, they wanted me to play to make sure everything was to my liking. No way do I play in public or in front of strangers. As the violin maker played, a heavenly sound flowed around us. Strangely, I brought it home and played with my lack of skill only to hear the same heavenly sound. It's as if my dear friend was sick and is now alive with vibrant health.
So last night, I played and played all the hymns I can remember. I once again felt that sweet feeling, when my spirit sings its prays through my old friend.