Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Roy Bertelli

The wonderful Kim Wolfe, future accordionist and keyboard (QWERTY) wiz was searching about for 'cordeans and came across Roy Bertelli, a man after my own heart. Not only is he an accomplished player but he has also reserved a burial plot for his accordions in front of Abraham Lincoln's grave in Oakwood cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Word is that he is often found sitting atop his memorial playing tunes and greeting the many visitors (to Lincoln's grave, not his).

Pictures and info from a website by a programming couple in Seattle who went on a trip to all of the states whose names begin or end with the letter "i".

Go here for more (includes an excellent excerpt from a travel guide that describes Bertelli's soon-to-be instrument tomb).

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