Dear Joseph and Lucia,
Yesterday was a busy day and I didn’t have time to write. It’s a shame since it was the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax. His influence on my life was pretty big. I was 15 when I first picked up an Alto Sax. I spent my summer break learning how to play it. When I auditioned for the band that fall, I made it to the top band. The next year I marched with a baritone sax at Caldwell. I eventually switched to tuba. Overall, I got to play all the modern variations of saxophones during my band career. I miss them.
Ironically, while I was in Brussels this summer, I visited the Musical Instrument Museum. They had a display of Sax’s inventions. Joseph, I know you were in band. You might enjoy all the different instruments.
And as always, I’ll be here waiting.