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The Music of Curryville

Music resounded in Curryville. I knew most of the brethren hymns because I heard them beginning when I was a baby. Mother played the piano in church. My Aunt Shirley played the organ. Helen Metzler was the music leader and I sang in choirs directed by her.

Mother and I sang many duets for church services. A piano teacher came to our house and I took lessons from him so I got pretty good at reading music. I became the song leader for the church. We actually thought the congregation would not be able to sing unless a leader stood in front and waived her arm to keep everyone on the beat.



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