Sepia Saturday- Accordion, A Piano Recital And A Family Of Musicians
Sepia Saturday is hosting this weekend with theme: Chess: Games: Musicians which made me think of my late father's accordion among other music mementoes. That is my father, the late Hans Werner Bulchmann from Hedemuenden, Germany. People possibly remember him with his skill in playing the accordion and the piano. I remember he also played the accordion when he guested in a town fiesta here in the Philippines.
Photo below was of me in 1979 at a piano recital in Holy Family Academy, Baguio City where I went to a sort-of boarding school as a third grader.
The photo below is of a family of musicians with surname Musick from Hahnenklee. Circa 1960.
And glad I found a note at the back of the photo, handwritten by my mom which reads: "Christmas in Hahnenklee with the Musick Family. All their 7 children play different instruments as their mother is a piano teacher. They have an appropriate family name, Musick, as they can play real music. This picture was taken inside their house before they served the sumptuous Christmas Dinner."
Here's another photo from that Christmas Eve celebration, taken from another angle, you can still get a view of the piano on the left side. There is my mom's friend Ms. Charito Delarmente (please find the lady on the 2nd photo first one from the left). (sorry the photo has some scratches)
Above, another photo with my mom (dressed in red) They were possibly singing Christmas carols then.
This was taken during her first few years in Hamburg where she worked as a secretary/clerk at the Philippine Consulate.
Above, a photo of my father during our hometown Mangaldan's balikbayan homecoming where he played on the accordion.